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new prn job to go to different med surg units

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Hello All fellow nurses,

I have currently accepted a PRN RN position job in which I will go to various med surg units…!!!

I am really excited because it is with the old hospital I used to work at (but I go to other locations in different cities also)

Anyway, I wanted to know any tips anyone has who has done this? Patient safety is my main goal in all situations but I wanted to know other's perspectives.

Thank u!

RedInScrubs, ASN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgial, Cardiac, Pediatrics. Has 3 years experience.

So a float pool position? I currently work float pool, though I work full-time.

Personally I love float pool. Different units, nurses, chances to really polish all your time management skills and ability to adapt. I wouldn't do anything else.

Yeait is a float pool position!!! I am in NP school and still have two years to go..so I want to learn different diagnoses etc….Was thinking it would benefit me ! But I haven't done this though I am excited!

In the beginning was it overwhelming or not really? I've been a nurse over 4 years..so I mean Im not new per say...

RedInScrubs, ASN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgial, Cardiac, Pediatrics. Has 3 years experience.

Yeait is a float pool position!!! I am in NP school and still have two years to go..so I want to learn different diagnoses etc….Was thinking it would benefit me ! But I haven't done this though I am excited!

In the beginning was it overwhelming or not really? I've been a nurse over 4 years..so I mean Im not new per say...

No, it wasn't overwhelming. It could be if you've never done med-surg before, bur if you've at least had some experience under your belt, it really can help round you out as a nurse.

You need to have a very solid way of organizing yourself, a good "default" setting to get yourself together so you can really maximize your entire shift for the one day you're there. You also need to have skills to really prioritize what needs to be done in that shift, and what can wait, since you only get that one shift, and can't always predict what you'll get.

You also get very good at reaching out for help from anyone from transport, dietary, surgeons, and other nurses/CNAs. You are only as good as the team to which you turn to for help, so your skills with teamwork get very polished.

I feel like my experience with float pool totally helped strengthen my entire skills set. I absolutely love it. :-)

great to hear!!! i do have another question…I have just got the job offer for PRN float..last week and accepted and the required paperwork on friday. My manager said when I get this paperwork in the email and finish it..I should email her with orientation dates that I am available….I did that on Friday also but I haven't gotten a response back? Do you think I should call her today? or wait a bit more?