Hi, I've been working in LTC for almost 5 years now. This was the first nursing job I got straight out of school. While at this facility I did finish a BSN program and I've been looking for a job for a couple of months now. I've not had a single callback from any of the places I applied. I know the job market is a little slow, however is the transition from LTC to acute rehab or even acute care so unlikely? What can I do to make myself more marketable? Any input is appreciated, thanks!
Feb 8, '13
LTC had been my first nursing job after graduation. I worked in LTC as an LPN/LVN for 4 years when I earned my RN license and secured employment at an acute rehab hospital. There was a transition period where I had to learn skills that I never used in LTC centers, but it is definitely doable.
Feb 11, '13
We've hired home care, SNF, and subacute nurses as well as new grads in the last year. Often, it's the person and not the prior experience that seems to make the difference. At least at my hospital, they need the right fit, not a body, and we haven't had trouble finding that. Good luck!