Are the acutes really as horrible as people say it is?? I currently work chronic in center dialysis and I know one acute nurse who sometimes comes to help our unit out and she talks of acutes as being hell on earth lol. She says that you are always on call but as an LPN you will be the first person to go home if things get slow. She also says your day starts early but you never know when it ends.. You could go home after working 16 hrs, go to sleep then get called in again. I love dialysis and have been doing it for 2 years but I am thinking of doing something else within the dialysis world after I get my RN license ( currently an LPN in a bridge program) I also work hospice PRN. I guess I don't k ow what I want to do after school because I won't neccesarily have to do crisis care with hospice after my role changes.