Hello all, I am a new R.N grad of 4 months. I have worked in LTC the last 6 months. I really like were I work but I don't feel like I'm really learning anything as a R.N. Thinking about going to Med-Surg at the local hospital but not for sure I will like it. Had clinicals there as a student and absolutely hated some of the staff. If I go there I won't be working with them hopefully. The pay increase is almost $7 an hour but I will have to work every other weekend. I don't know what to do, I really like where I'm at but feel like I need to learn more then I am.
Thought about working both until I decide but I don't know if I can handle it with 2 small kids 5 & 2. Anybody gone through this dilemma themselves that can give some advice. Thanks.
Nov 12, '07
Well, it is a different environment. I worked in LTC for a year before I got into Med/Surg. The work is the same, no matter where you work. Futhermore, the staff takes awhile to get use to, like in any place. I would say personalities. Remember you are there to work, not to make friends. If they aren't nice to you, ignore it. That is what I do. I get made fun of all time.
Plus, after a year of Med/Surg if you like LTC, I am sure your job will always be there. So stick it out if you can.
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