What should I exactly expect from Geriatric nursing? - page 2
I apologize if this is in the wrong forum however I figured a question such as this could be answered here. I am going to school right now to get my RN and am finishing up my second semester of... Read More
May 11, '12Quote from CapeCodMermaidI'm still learning how to use these forums... My comment was a reply to CapeCodMermaidHere is my advice and I've been in long term care since dinosaurs roamed the earth:
Don't listen to people or posters who tell you that all facilities are horrible. I've worked in run down places and beautiful upscale places and no matter what the place looked like, the staff were committed to give excellent care.
I've been a nurses' aide to a DON and everything in between. There are excellent facilities out there with plenty of supplies and reasonable staff.
You can make a difference in someone's life every day.
Not all managers are money grubbing devils.
If you want to work in LTC...listen to yourself.
May 12, '12In case you didn't know, there are Geriatric nurses that don't work in LTC. I just started a job in a medicine floor for geriatric patients in a hospital. While I may eventually work in LTC or perhaps home health, right now I'm very excited to start in a medicine floor. I love the geriatric population. My eventual goal is to work in hospice care, but who knows where I will end up. Right now, I think I've got the best start I could hope for.