FYI- I only work subacute because I'm an RN . Lpns go to ltc. We are acute to subacute and rehab so on top of your med Surg , I do ortho, trache pts massive wounds with vacs, pegs ng tubes , palliative care and hospice
)) in addition to cardiac. Respiratory neuro( stroke, subdural hematoma , vp shunts . Ostomies etc we get cardiac on milnirone via Pumps , Iv infusions for infections plus CA pts it's endless . Every day I learn something new . I left ED psych and it was the best thing I did because not only have I gained skills ,I have been forced to work under extreme stress, do most things on my own without support and learn to prioritize and delegate for an average of 18 pts in addition to meds in 2 hrs for all , vitals, bs checks, assessments ;juggle it around pt/ot wound care tx and take off orders, deal with pharmacy issues , labs, diagnostics and ****** off family members screaming when something isn't addressed! My day flies especially when I also have to document on all pts also ! Subacute is NOT LTC nursing. Btw it's helped me a lot to not be a whiny new nurse and push myself everyday .., I still want back into the ED but not psych this time. I have over a year now and started to apply again. I got 3 calls in two days for interviews based on my job in subacute ; an ED/trauma hosp, an ED hosp and a medsurg/ rehab in hosp( which btw, the hosp rehab starts @ $40 / hr and goes up with each shift ) so just don't R/O this type of nursing
)) I hope my interviews go well and if they don't I still have an awesome job with great pay that just let me switch to part time
hope you land in a great position!!!