Quote from ProfRN4
"I am not a real nurse" because I didn't work in the hospital. How stupid was I? But the reality was, whenever I told someone I was a nurse, they asked me what hospital I worked in
I know is this not crazy? I get this all the time too. I have come to the conclusion it is just because when someone hears the word nurse they just assume hospital...maybe it is an unconscious thing?
I have been an LPN for nearing 3 years, worked LTC and now Homecare. I just completed my RN Program and although I will never say never, I am not actually looking for positions in the hospital, I love Homehealth nursing!
I work with trachs, vents, suctioning, central lines, IV therapy,TPN, Feeding tubes, medications, wound care, straight caths, pt education, and so much more... yes people there are MANY nursing skills used in HomeCare!
Heck LTC taught me priority and time management! Those skills are priceless!
Oh... and the paycheck doesn't hurt either.