Since Sept of 2010.
I'm still at my first job and will be here until the 12th mth mark, at which point, I'll start applying to the hospital.
I could've moved sooner but I got 'settled'. I like my residents...and I'm just used to everything at my facility.
I'm kinda 'loyal'. I'm the sort that really hates changing jobs. Where it pertains to employment, I don't like 'change'.
...but, I gotta move soon because my nursing home only offers PRN and I need PT.
But...I'd agree. Folks should give LTC a try. It'is interesting. I didn't think I'd like it. I thought it'd be depressing. I thought the residents would all be sitting around depressed, sad and awaiting death...*laugh* but, they aren't.
Just a shame that we're so chronically under-staffed and can't spend MORE time with them.
I don't think I'd want to stay LTC as a nurse, though. I need to be in an ER or somewhere else...putting out proverbial 'fires'. *laugh*
...and it's not that our nurses are lazy. They do their job, but...well - what does it consist of but charting, delegating, i.e., 'OMG...I saw poo! Can you clean that, please!' and passing out meds? Just seems pretty boring.