I potentially have two job offers. They are not in the area I want to be, but that's ok because I desperately need experience. My problem is that my gut reaction to both jobs is that they are not safe. The first I have a bad feeling about because I found a lot of bad press about the facility's practices, and they are very upfront about their use of restraints and a lot of criticism has been directed toward this by the public (this setting only admits pediatric patients).
The second is a nursing home. It would definitely offer me the experience I need, but they offer minimal training (1 week) and then I'd be the sole RN in the facility at night (however there will be LPNs on other halls).
I know I will be terrified wherever I start, so that's why I am unsure if I'm just feeling nerves or if I really am seeing red flags.
Jul 19, '13
There are a couple of websites you can use to check out to see what their ratings are.
Do your homework, and look into the hospitals. See what their ratings are, suits, what employees think of the hospital, etc.
If it has a union look into the union.
Last edit by swansonplace on Jul 19, '13
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