I'm absolutely terrified to do it, but I almost feel like I have
to work in a hospital right after I graduate
because I'd forget my skills...starting an IV, PICC line dressing changes, inserting NG tube, etc. They don't do that kind of stuff in a nursing home, do they?
On the other hand, we treat our elderly like absolute crap in this country, & a lot of people I go to school with don't even want to touch
a nursing home, so if this is his passion:heartbeat, maybe he should stick with it.
A friend of mine worked as a CNA, then as a nurse, at a facility for the developmentally disabled (basically, a home) and when rumors were flying around that the facility might close, she was terrified
about having to relearn her skills to work anywhere else.
So...shouldn't he be worried about losing his skills? I'd
actually appreciate the answer to this question.