My coworkers were great, with a couple of exceptions.
Our nursing philosophy reflects the mission, vision and values of UCSF Medical Center as we interact with our patients, colleagues and staff. Given the chance i would work there no, though.
Want to know more about working here? Most were patient and willing to teach or to explain without judgment. Hopefully the nursing environment will improve, but I think it's been slipping the last few years. You need to find the right person and make sure the letter covers all the aspects of you that you want shared with the nursing school you are applying to.
Our vision is to be the best provider of nursing care, the best place to practice the art and science of caring, and the best environment for teaching and research in nursing.
The hardest part would be finding anyone who cared about their work or job to help. It is an extremely competitive field right now and you will need to work hard to differentiate yourself from other applicants.
Even by following these recommendations, there is no guarantee that you will be accepted to nursing school. Nurses moved through our department regularly which makes it difficult to develop a good team. I did enjoy the work culture, very diverse and open. I will recommend this place for employment.
I learned to organize and prioritize my time; to document using electronic charting; and to care for more than one patient at a time. Volunteering in a nursing environment or a health care related environment allows the volunteer to assess if this will be the right career fit.
Again, someone that knows you well will be able to write a lot about you. Very stressful job, but the collaborative environment makes it fun to go to work everyday.
Staff nurse at UCSF. With this information you would know what it takes to be most competitive for the number 4 nursing school in the country and that information would be applicable to most every other school of nursing in the country, with some variations taken into account.
Took care of critically ill patients who required mulitple drips, ventilation management, and provided maticulous care. A typical night at work for me is giving meds, performing procedures, educating patients and families, and showing compassion to my patients.