I was an LPN for years, went to RN school to leave LTC and get into a more critical area. I worked ICU for a few years and decided to return to LTC as an RN 3 years ago.
I am SO over the way we are treated by management in LTC, and even by our fellow nurses. The work is MUCH easier in LTC, but the families we have to deal with on a daily basis is just tortuous. I mean, in my facitlity management doesnt put a foot down at all when it comes to protecting us nurses. I have been cussed out by family members for no reason at all, and had my name trashed around the city saying things that you would NOT believe. I loved my job as an LTC RN, but lately these family members and management are too much to deal with!!!!!!! I decided to move to LTC because the money for RNs is much better than the hospital setting, the work was easier, and there is great job stability as far as never having a low census. I WANT OUT of this! I dont even feel the same way about the patients i care for on a daily basis, my compassion has fizzled. and that is a scary thought. i feel if you cant give ur job 100 percent caring for sik people, then its time to leave and go into another area. any thought on this matter? HELP!