Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Penrose Hospital
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.7
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2
3. Hospital Technology2
4. Location (A nice area to live)3
5. Cafeteria food2.3
6. Parking2.7
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1.3
10. Simplicity being initiated into the system (Do you have to do lots of unneccessary paperwork, drug testing, criminal background checks, etc. in addition to what the agency requires before you can start working?)2
11. Reputation of the hospital2
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2
13. Friendliness of staffing office2.3
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?1.7
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio1.3
17. How well staffed are they1.3
18. How happy were you with your workload?1.7
19. Staff morale (overall)1.7
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1.7
Total Score (number or rankings)42(3)(0)
  • I worked in the Ortho/Neuro department(s) in the hospital. Colorado Springs was beautiful. That is about the only good thing I have to say about this assignment. When I interviewed I was told the night shift nurse to patient ratio would be 1:5 or 6 but they would rarely push you up to 6. The ratio was more like 1:9 or 10. I remember one night I had 9 patients. Out of the 9, 6 were confused. They only had 1 sitter. I had one little lady that had a hip fracture and she was confused. She tried to crawl out of bed all night. She pulled out her foley. I was running all night between all my confused patients trying to make sure none of them fell. They pulled out 1 aide to sit so on top of all that I had to do total patient care. They floated me to a post cardiac unit one night. I felt very uncomfortable on this unit. I complained to my agency and they basically told me to suck it up. They had 4 nurses that quit during my 13 week contract. This place was horrible. 02/06/2019
  • Housing was approximately Na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of NA. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. NA
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Overall, not a bad assignment. There is only one ICU in the hospital, so sometimes staffing and therefore ratios are inadequate. Sometimes, several RNs were 3:1 with sick patients. Staff is very nice/helpful; overall welcoming to travelers. Can be a little bit micromanaged at times-they leave notes on your lockers about errors in your charting etc. 08/11/2017
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was I found my own. Housing was located in city of Colorado Springs. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
  • I worked in the 5th floor-Renal department(s) in the hospital. Colorado Springs was absolutely beautiful!!! The hiking and outdoor activities were amazing. However, I do not recommend this hospital to anyone. I worked on the reanal/diabetic floor (5th floor) and the nurse to patient ratio on a typical night shift was 7:1. Some nights 10:1. The morale on the unit was very bad and 10 staff nurses put in their resignations in the 13 week period I was there. The nurse manager on that floor is extremely unprofessional and is known to make some of the seasoned nurses cry. I recommend Co Springs, but definately stay away from Penrose Hospital! 12/11/2007
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Camelback Point. Housing was located in city of Colorado Springs. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Housing was great, but parking was terrible! I usually had to circle the parking lot several times when getting home from work to wait for a car to leave.
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