Big Money. No Orientation.


  • Specializes in Emergency Corrections Vent/Trach Hospice. Has 28 years experience.

Per diem long term care job with no training. Given report, some keys and day shift out the door. Never again. 12 hour shift only gave meds and cluesless for anything else. Nice paycheck not worth losing my licensce.

klone, MSN, RN

14,585 Posts

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

Did you have a question?

Specializes in Psychiatry, Community, Nurse Manager, hospice. Has 7 years experience.

Yup, it has happened to me as well. Agency.


437 Posts

Specializes in Neurosciences, stepdown, acute rehab, LTC. Has 8 years experience.

Good call!! The residents deserve better. 


11 Posts

Specializes in Emergency Corrections Vent/Trach Hospice. Has 28 years experience.

klone RN MSN. Was just making a statement about a situation that happened to me.


I recently took a job in a correctional facility through an agency. I only took it because the crisis rate is very nice, mind you I have ZERO corrections experience (jokes on me right? LOL) 

I don’t know what I was expecting. I was told I will get four days of “on the job training” and then I’m on my own. I’m beginning to feel like the money isn’t even worth. Any advice is appreciated. 


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Specializes in New Critical care NP, Critical care, Med-surg, LTC. Has 11 years experience.

When something seems to too good to be true, it probably is. I understand those that can travel or take on new assignments with the goal of making some extra money, but if you have any understanding of how healthcare is going these days, you have to expect situations like this are a possibility. Places wouldn't be offering the amounts of money they are if they could find enough people to work there. There aren't going to be enough staff or training or support and the assignments are likely to be bordering on, if not unsafe. I hope you find something better in your next opportunity.

Specializes in Progressive Care, Sub-Acute, Hospice, Geriatrics. Has 5 years experience.

Do they have any 24 hour report sheet? Unfortunately, this is most LTC facilities.