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- Sep 15, '12 by live2run00Thank you! I look into plastic surgery offices and centers! I will deff keep you posted
- Sep 15, '12 by marcos9999I hear that many hospitals do not consider LTC experience nursing experience. I'm in the same boat. I did apply to some LTC's but because the response is also weak I am sticking with the plan of getting a hospital job. One year is all I need so I decided I'll relocate to any place in the U.S. in order to get that first year.
- Sep 15, '12 by live2run00Oh really? Wow that is not good! Has anyone else heard that about LTC experience not counting as experience for hospitals ?
- Sep 16, '12 by vintagemotherQuote from gustia55In my area, many job postings specify that "acute care experience is required". That being said, a job is still a job, acute or subacute.Oh really? Wow that is not good! Has anyone else heard that about LTC experience not counting as experience for hospitals ?
- Sep 16, '12 by CapeCodMermaidWhat is this magic "one year" I keep reading about? One year for what? Nursing is one field in which it is necessary to continually learn and grow. It shouldn't stop after one year.To the OP, skilled facilities with sub-acute or rehab units are a great place to be a new grad. We do IVs,traches,wound vacs......we sent a frw nurses to school to learn how to insert PICC lines. You won't learn that in the hospital since most hospitals have IV teams.As far as experience, a flu clinic will only get you experience giving injections and I'm guessing you already learned that in school.
- Sep 16, '12 by mmc51264I work at a LTC/Rehab facility on the rehab side. I am hoping that will help me get into a hosp on an ortho floor. I have been looking at some of the jobs around here and some of them are saying 6mos to 1 year exp. I have been where I am at 3 months and am going to start applying elsewhere. I love my job, but the pt ratio sucks (I avg 15 pts), I work 5-eights (3-11) and the worst part is the 1 hour each way drive. The organization is fine, I just want 3 12s and be closer to home. I will stay as long as need to to have a job, I love getting a paycheck!!! I feel that I getting burned out already.
- Sep 16, '12 by live2run00Yes I am willing to drive one hour each way! I could move 2 hours away and get a job at a hospital but I am willing to stay around and get what I can before I do that! And yeah I heard LTC experience is really good experience for a new grad! I am still applying to hospitals . I thought the new grad population would of slowed up by now but people are still applying all over
- Sep 16, '12 by joanna73Recently, I've had to deal with a stroke patient, an acute MI patient, as well as someone receiving palliative care. The same protocols apply for these residents in LTC as if they were in acute care in hospital. Your experience in LTC is valuable. Throw in all the behaviours, and you have psych experience too. I wouldn't automatically disregard LTC.
- Sep 16, '12 by live2run00are you an RN in a LTC unit?
- Sep 16, '12 by Sweeti738I just graduated this May and have yet to find a job. I started out like most wanting a hospital job, but I quickly learned that I would not get there without some kind of experience under my belt. I started applying to nursing homes and started getting hits. I've got my second interview at one next week. I think the experience I'm going to get will be more valuable than some people may think. Sometimes its hard because people brush it off as "baby sitting" but I think there is alot more to be said for that. And as other people have said a job is a job regardless of where it is. Good luck!