anyone work in a palliative care unit? i am looking for a new job, and as i was searching through the job postings for available rn positions at one of our local hospitals, i noticed a job opportunity in a palliative care unit.this immediately caught my attention. this hospital is looking to hire a full time registered nurse to work night shift, 7p - 7:30a, in their palliative care unit, and it mentions that previous hospice experience and/or previous critical care experience is preferred. this has me really intriqued and excited because night shift is my preference, since i'm a night owl and my previous hospital jobs were night shift. i started out in critical care as a gn, for 10 months i worked in a coronary care unit which took a lot of medical icu patients as well. my most recent job was as a home hospice nurse (primary care nurse) and i was with that hospice organization for 9 months. i really enjoyed providing hospice and palliative care to patients, but i came to the realization that i was too young and too inexperienced to be working outside in the field all alone. i decided i'd be better off returning to the hospital scene where i could be surrounded by other co-workers and training opportunities and the ability to further increase my acute care skills. anyway, i don't know anything else about this palliative care unit. i am seriously considering applying for the job. i would love it if i could hear from some nurses who currently work in a hospital's palliative care unit, or have done so in the past??? what exactly is a palliative care unit? what is the patient population like? what is the typical staffing ratio for a palliative care unit?