I am a new grad (BSN in case that matters in answering the questions below about what to expect) who will be starting in LTC on Monday. Nervous. I graduated in November, NCLEX in Jan and am afraid I've forgotten everything already. The place I will be starting has a behavioral wing, an Alzheimer's wing, a fast track rehab wing, an acute wing (everything but trach's and vents) and then standard assisted living, etc. I will be floating, which makes me nervous. I will get two days of orientation for each wing. I am also afraid that I will forget all of my medsurg stuff! I kept hearing that any experience is good experience, take ltc right out of school, and then another new grad told me that she was told that once you did ltc a hospital wouldn't look at you!? Ultimately, I want to do hospice, so I think it will be ok, but I find it frustrating. One nurse recruiter at a local, smaller hospital (150 beds) said she gets 300 RN applications a week. So, a steady job with benefits sounds good right now - and those pesky loans will be rearing their heads soon. Since we did mostly hospital clinicals, and our geri clinicals were with very high functioning patients, no geri psych, no trachs, no vents or IV's in the nursing home, etc it was basically medpass and vitals for our geri clinical - what advice would you give a new grad going into ltc? Things to watch for, do, be aware of, etc? Thanks!