I can't count how many of the following types of posts I've read here and on other sites in the past six months:
"...I have a decent offer in an LTC, but am interviewing also for a hospital position. I know I need to get experience really however/where there may be a chance for me as a new grad, but I don't want to get stuck in LTC or assisted living as I'm passionate about 'yada yada yada' and my friend/aunt/third cousin who is a DON/MSN Administrator/Senior Case Manager in Public Health/Shareholder of a conglomerate healthcare holding TOLD me I'd be messing up my real chances at getting into a hospital position if I am start in an LTC and try to get my first year of experience there..."
Just how much of this is a myth
, and or
give the hard truth -- if you heart is set on at some not too distant point going into a specialty -- will working in an LTC first or for too long (and how long is too long - however subjective that length might be)...will that seriously dampen/lower/negate a real chance from being hired into a hospital position??
Thanks very much.