clinic nurse wondering about a switching nursing area's

  1. Hi everyone,

    I currently work in a medical clinic and love what I do but can't help but wonder about working in LTC like I have wanted to since I graduated. But there is limited jobs in my area as there has been a hiring freeze because of the economy. I know that quitting my job currently would be a big mistake without having another job lined up but I can't help but wonder about what it would be like working in LTC. I have thought about maybe getting a job as a nursing attendant/health care aide and trying to get into LTC that way but I'm hesitant as the job I have currently is Monday - Friday 8-4 and can be very stressful at times but not as much as hospital nursing was.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   egglady
    Why would you apply for a job as a healthcare aid if you are a LPN?
  4. by   GWLPN
    Because it's seem like that is the only way to get into LTC in my area but I haven't tried applying as an LPN in probably 5 months. And I've been told that with my office work experience doesn't count as " nursing experience" which is a BS in my opinion.
  5. by   tatanata17
    Hello to everyone! I am new here. Guys, just graduated from LVN program, California. I am getting ready for my NCLEX test... If someone knows...today I sent (with help someone from my school) online paperwork to the Bord BUT during this process we found out that Director did not sent still my paper there... We forgot to ill pink list and she left on vacation ... Sound not nice BUT... When i asked if I can cace before I am paying hey old me better not do it, just sent it and later Director will send your paperwork... I am now so confusing ..is that bad or ..??? I am originally from Юanother country and this paperwork still new for me...
  6. by   quiltynurse56
    Quote from GWLPN
    Because it's seem like that is the only way to get into LTC in my area but I haven't tried applying as an LPN in probably 5 months. And I've been told that with my office work experience doesn't count as " nursing experience" which is a BS in my opinion.
    Keep applying and eventually one will open up. I don't know where you are that there is a hiring freeze in LTC. Where I used to live and now here, LTC are a much needed commodity.

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