So, I took a good-paying position with a LTC; I start next week.
I am very, very tired of switching jobs; I've done it a lot in my
nine years of being a nurse. I've actually left some good jobs
that I should have never left, but back as recently as two or
three years ago, jobs were still plentiful and it was easier to
"job hop". Now I have a lot of regrets....
But ANYWAY, this job is with a large company and I think it
would be in my best interest to stick with this job and this
company. I've done LTC before and most of the time, didn't
HATE it, but I also worked at a fairly GOOD LTC.
So, for inspiration I want to hear from those of you who LOVE
your LTC job, and why! I would even like to hear from those
of you who work in a "bad" LTC, but stick around because
you really love it and because, well, someone has to do it.
I've been drawing my own stregnth from the Lord... I feel
like maybe he has led me to this point....
May 24, '12
I personally work in a prison psychiatric ward, however with that being said, it is most like a long term. I have had most of my patients for more than 2 years now. I have only been there for 3. I love being in a place where I can form a lasting reltaionship with my patients. I have an older population that are mostly in their 50's -60 years old. They suffer from dementia and other psychiatric illnesses. I find it much more rewarding than a hospital.
Last edit by PrisonPsychRN on May 24, '12
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