I feel comfortable in my ability to work alone when assessing and caring for my patients, but I prefer to work as part of a close-knit team that values support, cooperation, and learning from each other. There are countless scenarios that come up in bedside nursing in which having a solid team at your side is not just a preference, but a necessity, so putting in the time and effort every single shift to build and reinforce that team is a huge priority for me, because it can literally be a matter of life or death for our patients.
As an ICU Nurse, there is no such thing as being able to function alone. You have your team there when things go down! Which they do! You cannot save a patients life by working alone. So, I prefer a team.
As part of a team. Teamwork makes your job easier to complete.