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  1. 0 Hi everyone, I'm a (relatively) new graduate RN in NJ. My first nursing job is starting the 16th of this month at a long term/subacute facility that is notoriously difficult to work for. I'm stressing a bit about it. I wish I had been presented with better options, would have loved to start working in a hospital, but I guess you all know how rough the job situation is. I'm just concerned that working in long term will make me less marketable for possible future hospital jobs, but money is a necessity. Surprises and saddens me to think about it, so I try not to think too much.

    Anyway, I guess that's enough for an introductory post, right?
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    From 'Central NJ, USA'; Joined Jan '12; Posts: 10; Likes: 6.

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  3. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    It is nice that you have a job, even if in long term care. There are many LTC facilities that don't even have to look at new grads any longer because of the economy, so you are very lucky. Good luck.
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    Thanks. What makes me nervous is that this particular facility has a reputation for being a difficult work environment, not necessarily that it's ltc. I know three people who've worked there, and their experiences weren't great, to say the least. I just hope I can get through it.
  5. Visit  agldragonRN profile page
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    Quote from thisismyname
    hi everyone, i'm a (relatively) new graduate rn in nj. my first nursing job is starting the 16th of this month at a long term/subacute facility that is notoriously difficult to work for. i'm stressing a bit about it. i wish i had been presented with better options, would have loved to start working in a hospital, but i guess you all know how rough the job situation is. i'm just concerned that working in long term will make me less marketable for possible future hospital jobs, but money is a necessity. surprises and saddens me to think about it, so i try not to think too much.

    anyway, i guess that's enough for an introductory post, right?
    hello and welcome to allnurses.com . congrats on the job. it is very hard for a new grad rn to get a job in new jersey. so consider yourself lucky. i live in central jersey and have been unable to secure a hospital job because they don't consider my sub-acute and ltc experience "acute". they are all looking for "acute" experience and the bsn. i have neither so i am out of luck. just do your best at this first nursing job and get that rn experience and see what happens. good luck!

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