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This is a discussion on LPN Needs advice!!! in Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I am thinking about taking a PRN position as a LPN in a local nursing home.I have never worked in...by Nurse1044 Aug 19, '12I am thinking about taking a PRN position as a LPN in a local nursing home.I have never worked in LTC but feel like I would really enjoy it. I need to know the pros and cons...what to expect??? Any comments will be extremely helpful!
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- I work LTC and I love it. I love my residents and enjoy learning from them. Down side is getting attached. It's hard to lose someone.
- Aug 19, '12 by Nurse1044Are you full time or PRN? What is your typical day like?
- Full time. I work nights, which some people might think is slow, but it's NOT! Haha. I spend most of my time doing treatments, charting of course, and then I make sure I have time for whatever random thing decides to occur. LTC is nothing like med surg, it's hectic in its own way, but as you get to know the patients it becomes second nature.
- Aug 19, '12 by Nurse1044How many hours do the PRN nurses get in your facility. I'm kind of concerned of not getting enough hours? But then again I hear that in some places PRN work almost as much as full time? Thank you for your input.
- I can't speak for all, but PRN nurses get plenty of time where I am! Not sure exactly on how many hours, but we're always in need.
- Aug 23, '12 by NamasteNurseworking PRN or as it's called per diem, you will probably make more money than a full timer but not always get the hours you want. You are "as needed". You will float which means works anywhere in the building and not have a set place to call 'home'. That can be good and bad. You probably won't get embroiled in the day to day back-stabbing among nurses that can happen in some places because you never stay in one place long enough. You will have to be on your toes all the time because you never get to really know all the meds and routines, so every day is new, which can be good too. It's all in the way you look at it.
- Aug 23, '12 by Nurse1044I see your point, thank you for the input =)