LTAC ? Good or Bad? - page 2
I am a new grad and was offered a job in LTAC for $30/Hr with a 6:1 nurse pt ratio (no vents-they are in our ICU). As a new grad I am having a hard time finding a job and it's this or LTC ... Do... Read More
0Aug 15, '10 by Flying ICU RNPosts #10 and #12 are particularly valuable in the advice given, I concur.
As for rate of progression beyond initial hire to say,... ICU, my first year of Nursing was in fact LTC not LTAC. My professional background prior to Nursing piqued management's interest, and the interview sealed it. That was 17 years ago.
Your career progression as a Nurse (in my opinion) is entirely in your own hands. The current downturn is not sustainable.
2Aug 16, '10 by davesForgot to repoint out the most important parts that I intimated in another post: Make nice with your Resp Techs and CNAs. Not only do they know more about their fields then you ever will, they will sooner than later Save Your Ass; reference keeping small fires small before they blow up in your face.