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New rn grad starting a ltc with only 3 days orientation?!! - page 2

Hi Everyone, I just moved to mass and I recently just got a job at a LTC facility/Rehab 10 mins away I live. First of all the interview was a joke because they never even really interviewed me... Read More

  1. Visit  pgirl0310 profile page
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    I am supposed to be starting in the sub acute unit at ltc/rehab facility next week. They are offering me 1 week orientation and I am starting w 20 patients. BTW I am a new grad and a bit nervous.....
  2. Visit  imelissa1 profile page
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    I worked at a sub-acute with 15 years of nursing experience, but, no sub-acute experience and they gave me 4 weeks. I still needed more. The point is that one week may be good for someone with direct experience, but, for anyone else you need at least 1-2 months. The problem is that there is so much employee turn-around in these facilities, they need to push you off orientation as to not lose money.
  3. Visit  rn/writer profile page
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    Three days' orientation for a new grad tells you all you need to know about this facility. The fact that they aren't willing to give you a realistic new grad orientation tells you that they are primarily interested in "renting" your license and do not have your best interests at heart.

    That doesn't mean it's a bad place (although it certainly does suggest that possibility). It only means it's a bad place for someone with a brand new license that she would like to hang on to.

    Take the psych job, or keep looking.
  4. Visit  drmorton2b profile page
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    I am curious how is 11-7 (I'm not saying it would be easy to do) at an LTC Facility. Long-Term Unit, no sub acute, no rehab. Plus if there is only 1 nurse on for the whole floor what do you do if someone codes? Yes there are 99 y/o patients who are a Full Code.

    I am trying like hell to remember how many nurses they had on over night at these places when I was in nursing school.

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