I work on a short-term rehabilitation unit where the typical patient is discharged home in 2 weeks.
I deal with mostly postsurgical patients who are too deconditioned to go home. In other words, we are reconditioning (rehabbing) the patients. These patients are CABGs, knee and hip arthroplasties, thromboembolectomies, hysterectomies, post CVAs, fractures, and so forth. One time I received a gentleman who was badly beaten and robbed, and needed reconditioning. Many of my patients are middle-aged, and wouldn't fit the description of the average nursing home patient.
I regularly give drugs via IVPB and IV push, especially antibiotics. We frequently must start our own IVs to create peripheral access. I remove sutures and staples, dress complicated wounds, apply new ostomy appliances, operate nebulizers, CPM (continuous positive motion) machines, iceman machines, oxygen tanks, concentrators, and PEG tubes.
There's always something to learn at my workplace, which happens to be a nursing home. The opportunities might not be so obvious, so you have to be aggressive and seek them out.