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What other units do you work on besides your "home" unit?

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by PAERRN20 PAERRN20 (New Member) New Member

PAERRN20 has 3 years experience and works as a RN.

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I only work in the emergency department, but I am interested in possibly trying a few shifts on the psych floor which got me thinking....what other units do you work on besides your "home" unit? How did you get to work on a different unit?

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I work in the NICU and get pulled to central nursery or peds when we are overstaffed and they are short. Trust me, it is NEVER by choice.

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Jessy_RN has 13 years experience.

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I work regional float pool. Everything except surgery. Love it

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kool-aide, RN has 5 years experience and works as a New grad RN, CNA of 5 years.

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Float pool CNA. Love it. :D

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Garrulous works as a ICU Nurse.

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None. At our facility, critical care nurses (ICU/ER) don't float anywhere. We have "closed units."

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loriangel14 works as a hospital floor nurse..

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I work Complex Continuing Care(mixed bag of medical, rehab, palliative, and seniors waiting for a nursing home bed) but I float to cardiac/medical and the post-surgery/medical unit as well.If they are short somewhere I get called.I sort of fell into working the other units.They were short and I was willing to work on another unit short notice.Fun but sort of "trial by fire", since I never had any orientation to the other units.

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Noimanurse works as a Med./Surg. nurse, small hospital.

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I work med/surg, but every once in a while get the chance to work ER, take an ambulance ride, and have even helped in recovery once or twice. I think different experience is a great educational opportunity.

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NoviceRN10 has 5 years experience.

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I get floated to med-surge, cardiac, neuro, cardio-thoracic and observation. It is never by choice. On my unit we take turns floating when our census is down and other units are in need. I guess it beats being cancelled, but it can be stressful being pulled to a specialized unit where I don't feel I know how to care for the pts (neuro and cardiac).

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Do-over works as a RN.

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I work step-down and when I float it has always been ICU (so far). I can also "pick-up" shifts on the med-surg units and ICU, but not ER, psych or OB.

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msjellybean has 4 years experience and works as a RN.

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I work onco and so far have been floated to cardiac med-surg (mostly 3-4 day post op CABG pts, but some CVA people too), ortho, and what has almost become a surgical step down unit (lots of neuro pts, GI surgeries & trauma pts). We can pick up anywhere in general med-surg (no ER, CC or mother baby).

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General E. Speaking, RN works as a ICU nurse (finally).

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Med surg, Tele, CCU. Usually if we go to ER it is to care for vented patients waiting to come up to ICU

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I work ER, but pick up shifts on Stepdown and GI Lab.

I like the variety.

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