Quote from cooblu
indigo in florida you are as unique as anyonelse - meaning everone in florida is from somewherelse. now in ltc (in which florida is God's waiting room) you may work until you too are a patient in ltc...and then maybe. .true most of the ltcs are staffed by lpns, but the facility must have an rn, as the state requirements mandate that accessments (required periodic and prn) must be done per rn. if this your desire the opportunities are there, get a newspaper for whichever location your interested and use discretion. god be with you.
Thanks for the info. I have been looking at the classifieds online, and I see that
I can be on staff
in an LTC. The difference is that those facilities will not
RNs, but will use agency LPNs. Therefore, if I choose to stay in
LTC, I must go on staff or be part of a facilities per diem pool, not a terrible
situation, just limits some of my options and limits income somewhat more than
just the move to Florida would cause.
I can see that Florida truly is "God's waiting room" given the numbers of elderly
that reside there. Good point!
Actually, I am not from away. I was born in Tampa, and have been "away"
a very long time.
One of the other issues that I have with moving down there is that I have no
idea which areas of Tampa/St. Pete are safe areas to live in. I have hired
some folks to advise me about finding a rental, but I am having less than
stellar help from this group. Trying to do things online is difficult, but I am
doing the best that I can. I just do not want to take the time to come down
first and have to come back up here given my home situation. Can you
tell that I am stressed? Nothing worse than having to live with your ex while
waiting for the license and trying to make decisions from afar.
I believe that it will all work out in the end. In the meantime, I will survive
(sing it Gloria Gaynor!). I can not wait for this to be over...
It can't be soon enough!