Years ago, I worked as a secretary in LTC. This is actually a big reason why I decided to pursue nursing. I *loved* working in the environment and developing long-term relationships with the residents there. I found it to be very fulfilling and rewarding to give them attention and love, especially the ones without family/visitors.
So here's my question. Would you recommend LTC for a new grad? Why or why not? Also, what kind of responsibilities should I expect as an RN at a LTC facility? I am completely unfamiliar with what the RN's role is in this position since I will not have a clinical rotation in LTC.
I long for a position where I can develop a relationship with my patients, and I realize that the hospital (mostly) is not the place for this, but I'm having difficulty convincing myself that as a new grad I can work in a position conducive to this (home health, LTC, hospice, etc.). I'd welcome suggestions.