I'm in nursing school in Mi right now, but I hate it here. I'm thinking about working here for a year or two to get some experience. But after that I'm out of here. All this snow is not for me. I'm thinking about moving to NC and I was wondering if anyone knew a good place to work. I'm not sure yet but so far I like the ICU. I work now in the MICU at a local hospital as a CNA and love it. I have a while yet but I'm just checking around to see if I find anything I really like before I relocate. I've heard some horror stories about patient ratios so I'm wondering what the ratios are. Where I work they are 1-1 or 1-2. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thank you.
May 4, '09
At Carolinas Medical Center (CMC Main) in Charlotte, NC, the RNs have 2 pts each in the MICU, which seems pretty good. I do acute dialysis all over the ICUs, so I just go there to dialyze the patients - I'm not an ICU nurse. I do, however, spend a lot of time in the ICUs, and most of the nurses seem happy with the patient load (although they can sometimes be low on techs). I don't know if that's the info you're looking for, but hopefully it helps a little. Good luck in finding the right place!
May 5, '09
Pitt County Memortial Hospital in Greenville is accepting new grads right now. You could call them and ask what the ratios are. I'll be working SIU which is pretty much a stepdown from surgical ICU and the ratio on it is 1:4, I think SICU is 1:1 and 1:2