I am a LPN (new grad) I have been working at a nursing home for a couple days now and was just offered a job at a hospital to work On The pschy floor ...I would like to get someone opinion if it is better to work at a hospital and be on psych experience or to work at a nursig home
What experimce would benefit me more in the long run?
Thank you so much!
Apr 22, '09
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Do you like elderly people? If so, stay at the nursing home.
Do you like psychiatric disease processes? If so, accept the psych job.
Keep in mind that it is hard to get hired into a hospital job once you've been in nursing homes for so many years, because hiring managers fear that you've "lost your skills" and assume you move at a slower pace. On the other hand, it is easy to get hired back into the nursing homes if the hospital setting doesn't work out for you. Good luck.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Apr 22, '09
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