Workplaces Nurses Love [Infographic]
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There are two types of nurses: Those who love their jobs and those who don’t. If you’re studying and planning to work in nursing, because of the money, as I’ve heard from many nurses: This job isn’t for you! There are far better jobs that pay more and are less stressful! Go for it! Run! Run as fast as you can! Get away from nursing! Now!
The stress alone from the job is surely not worth the amount of money you’re paid. If money is what you’re after, you’re going to be miserable making your paycheck. Maybe its the long 12-hour shifts. After 3 days of working, you’ve got 4 days off. But when you head back to work, you’re in for being overworked and what seems like being way underpaid, for all the patients and tasks you are assigned.
A nurse is a special kind of person. A nurse must be passionate and compassionate towards both their patients and the patient’s family. No one dreams of being in a hospital and having to be a patient. Unfortunately, life happens, and health deteriorates, and there are doctors who prescribe the medicine, but it is the nurses who help ensure the patient is kept comfortable and for the most part, alive. It may seem that doctors get the credit for saving a patient’s life, but a caring nurse can go a long way.
A nurse will face birth, illness, disease, terminal sickness, recovery, and death. The importance of a nurse is highly underrated. Nurses attempt to prevent further illness and injury, alleviate suffering, and advocate in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations. They care for every age of the population and no matter the condition, there are nurses who will care for any type of patient. Nurses often juggle several patients at once and are stressed out due to their workplace being understaffed or not fully equipped. A nurse will make the best of the situation, often “bite the bullet”, and do their job. A nurse is on or at a very similar level to that of a mother, caring, loving, and ensuring proper comfort.
This infographic covers some of the best workplaces that nurses love.
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Workplaces Nurses Love
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
(on-campus childcare and subsidized gym memberships)
Fantastic new-grad training program
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix
Plentiful opportunities to help shape care
Great new-grad program
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Pheonix
Tuition reimbursement program
Excellent (free!) health coverage
Low nurse turnover rate
Scripps Health Hospitals, San Diego Area
(free massages and yoga)
Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, Palo Alto
Killer benefits (tuition and carpool assistance programs)
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
Campus culture (Baskin-Robbins stores and wooded areas)
Guaranteed breaks and minimum staffing levels
Gulf Coast Medical Center, Panama City
Smaller patient load
Great benefits (adoption and tuition assistance)
Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami
“Family-like” feeling among staff
Respectful managers and doctors
Excellent teaching hospital
Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota
Good nurse-to-patient ratio
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Focus on patient care
University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Great loan repayment program
Excellent staff rapper
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown
Atmosphere of camaraderie
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta
Excellent employee health benefits
Tuition reimbursement program
Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta
Tuition assistance program
Excellent orientation program
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta
Culture of learning for employees
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
Paid certification and training
St. John Providence Health System Detroit Hospitals, Detroit
University of Michigan Health System and Arbor
Excellent retirement plan
Fabulous healthcare plan
Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago
Newly constructed facility
Great health benefits
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Wonderful benefits (free massage therapy)
Stellar campus and cafeteria
High pay rates
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
New-grad friendly attitude
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas
High staffing levels
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dallas
Great sign-on bonuses
Low nurse-to-patient ratios
Career advancement ladders
The Methodist Hospital, Houston
Killer benefits (job sharing and tuition reimbursement)
Opportunities for growth
State: New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York City
Great health plan
Opportunities for advancement
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
Great pay rise
New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City
Incredible tuition repayment program
Great new-grad residency program
State: North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center, Durham
Rex Hospital, Releigh
Top-notch patient care
Wakemed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh
Low nurse turnover
Plentiful opportunities for advancement
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- If you're studying and planning to work in nursing, because of the money, as I've heard from many nurses: This job isn't for you!
- It may seem that doctors get the credit for saving a patient's life, but a caring nurse can go a long way.
- They care for every age of the population and no matter the condition, there are nurses who will care for any type of patient.
- A nurse is on or at a very similar level to that of a mother, caring, loving, and ensuring proper comfort.