I have an interview at a long term acute care facility next week and am looking to get some information about this area of nursing. As a new graduate, I know that I may have to take whatever I can get in this economy and I am very fortunate to already have a job offer in a nursing home as well.
What I am looking to get some advice or information about is whether or not a long term acute care facility would give me better experience than a nursing home. When I say better I basically mean that I would like to work in an ICU or ER one day and also keep my options open to become a CRNA.
Would long term acute care provide me with the chance to develop skills and become comfortable with procedures that would make myself more attractive to hiring managers in ICU/ER?
If anyone has any experience in this area or advice please speak up, I am excited about this opportunity but also a little stressed about making this decision.