I have always loved ER nursing! I currently work at a high stress level one trauma center that averages 400 patients per day. I am a new grad but as a student I have been in this ED a lot over the past 2 years and there are only a handful of nurses that are still working there. A lot of new people are hired but nurses usually don't stay long. ER nursing is physically and mentally exhausting but this ER is amazing the atmosphere is great. This is a teaching hospital and for the most part the attendings and residents have great relationships with the nurses. Team work is huge here! We have Pharmacy for the Er only they come during codes, RSI, traumas, etc. we never have to crack open the code carts bc the pharmD always hands the nurses everything they need! Although we do have NAs, they are hard to find during the shift so I always try to handle my assignment without NAs. I understand that some RNs ask to much of NAs! When you are looking for an NA for15 minutes to do an EKG, I just think that is ridiculous because the RN could have done it her self in that time. We have issues with keeping NAs and RNs and I don't understand why? What do other ERs do to keep there staff that we don't do? I would just like to know how it is in other ERs?