Published May 30, 2009
Does anyone here work as a nurse or SNA at harper hospital? How do you like it? I am probably going to accept a position there and was just interested in hearing what people thought about the place.
I am a PCA at harper.
I like my job, but it depends where you work.
I've been working here for a little over a year. I work in the ICU but have worked on most of the floors of the hospital.
What unit offered you the job? I'll give you a little heads up on what it would be like.
I sent you a PM. I don't like giving too many specifics on open forums.
I applied for a position there several weeks ago as well as several other DMC hospitals... I didn't receive a call though. I'm thinking I may need to update my resume. Good luck to you.
Trying to update the resume is good but it may not be you. I applied for 75+ positions at the DMC since February before I got a couple calls.
Do-over, ASN, RN
OK, that makes me feel a little bit better. I've been applying places since December without luck... Still hoping something will turn up.
I got your PM but dont' know how to reply to it, i just got on here.
I am bias toward the ICU, but the floor you got a job on isn't the worst one. I think i've only worked on that floor once or twice, but I've heard SNA's are treated differently on regular floors (in the icu sna's and pca's are treated pretty much the same) I've heard SNA's are taught more so when you're hired as a nurse you'll know what you're doing.
I like the ICU, it's a little more exciting, but it's a lot more of being told what to do. working on the floor ("the floor" being any non intensive care unit) you have a lot more independence, you usually share a group of patients with one or two nurses. somedays are nice and slow paced, but somedays could be very under staffed and you could have a lot of busy patients. but if i can offer you some advice, what you put into the job you will get out. If you're willing to work hard and ask a lot of questions most nurses will be more than willing to teach you and you will lean lots.
its a good way to find out if you'd like to be a nurse on that unit. If you dont like it, i think after a few months you can transfer to another unit.
if you ever need anything let me know, good luck!
does anyone have any information on the orientation process for a student nurse associate (length, hours). also, are u allowed to choose ur own schedule since u r in school. thanx :)
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