I'm a new grad and I was offered an LTAC position. I am definitely thinking about taking it. It wasn't my first choice (med-surg was), but it was what I was offered and jobs are hard to come by today. I have until next week to make my decision, and if no one else calls me then I'm going to go for it. I completed a rotation of LTAC in my last semester of nursing school
. I had no idea what to expect, because I never really heard of it (only from a friend that rotated in LTAC the previous semester). Most of the patients have central lines, PEG/NG tubes, TPN infusions, are on vents, continuous antibiotics, are on dialysis...etc. I see from lots of threads that it's a great learning experience and that's what I hope to get. As far as orientation, mines also begin in September. I'm actually excited and ready to buy my scrubs
:-). And I also agree with Nursingilove...there should definitely be a thread for LTAC here on allnurses.com. Hopefully we can keep each other updated.
God Bless & Good Luck!