Quote from lizziej
i have been a rn for almost a year. er nursing is all i've ever known or done. no routine meds or calling a doctor on the phone for a panic result or any other issue..the doctors are usually a few feet away from me. more autonomy in my ability to initiate orders. i have no idea about scheduled meds but i know a whole lot about medications in general due to practice.
i just got this prn job at a ltc facility. they called the unit a transitional care unit. my orientation is for 5 days, then i am put to work.
i dont think im worried about the skilled part. more about the paperwork and the routine. i dont know if the orientation is sufficient or i am just not believing in myself enough... i dont know!
dear lizzie, you are a brave soul! i worked ltc, most of my nursing career, in a wide range of facilities, from fancy to very low income. they all seemed to have heavy med passes, low staff to patient ratios, and low patient and employee morale. it can be very stressful, but follow the advice, of the very wise nurses, in this thread, and remember, you do have other options, private duty, for example. you may have some home care cases presented to you. i wish you the best!