I am thinking that I should become an LVN. And of course that would put me working in LTC/SNF and such. Which I really do think I would enjoy however. Thats the one of the places where I feel good nurses are much needed. I am however, really nervous about the many topics on this board about LTC's and how many nurses absolutly hate working in those places. I know it has to be different everywhere, and I was wondering if the LTC's are better out here in California? I thought I read somewhere that we have certain laws here that require for LTC's to be run a certain way/better work environnmet and better nurse/patient ratios...but I could be wrong.
I live in So Cali, in Bakersfield. I was hoping that some LVN's who work in LTC, who live in Cali, So. Cali, to chime in and give me your experiences in this field.
P.S. I was also cosidering my want for working in L&D, but I would have to go for the RN program instead, (which I dont know if I want to take on an RN's responsibilities or not. I would think that L&D's are much more laid back work invironment than LTCs are....but again, I dont know! LOL
I do know that I think I would get really burnt out if I was working in a very high risk situtation where I would have to think critically fast in helping to save someone's life! Thats why I thought maybe Assisted living and/or LTC/SNF would be a good fit for me.
What do you guys think?