LTC union job or hospital non union?

  1. I am a new CNA and plan to pursue LPN next year. Which job would you consider first??
    I know the hospital I would learn alot more but they don't offer tution reimburse for LPN. The LTC position which is union covers the tuition in full after one year but I know the daily skills will be limited. Both jobs would be overnight shift, as this is the only shift I can do.

    help!
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  3. by   KimberlyRN89
    I saw your other thread & meant to comment on that..anyways I worked in a LTC just like the one you described. It was awful! We had a union there too & seriously I didn't see where the place was benifiting from it @ all, especially for the aides on night shift. If you can stomach the place for the next year though, than I say stay there if they offer tuition reimbursement. It will be better for you because after you become a LPN you can work @ your current facility. Best of luck to you
  4. by   monters
    Quote from MiiszKimberlyCNA
    I saw your other thread & meant to comment on that..anyways I worked in a LTC just like the one you described. It was awful! We had a union there too & seriously I didn't see where the place was benifiting from it @ all, especially for the aides on night shift. If you can stomach the place for the next year though, than I say stay there if they offer tuition reimbursement. It will be better for you because after you become a LPN you can work @ your current facility. Best of luck to you

    thanks much for replying!

    yes, thats what I keep telling myself, if I can just stick it out its totally worth it. It just seems everyone would love to work in a hospital environment instead. As I can see it is much more professional and the learning experience would be great but the more I think about it the tuition reimburse is a far better deal! and most likely the hospital probably wouldn't even want to hire me as a LPN since I was already told by HR they are doing away with them at their facility and thats the reason they no longer cover LPN school.
  5. by   Restoration
    Quote from monters
    yes, thats what I keep telling myself, if I can just stick it out its totally worth it. It just seems everyone would love to work in a hospital environment instead. As I can see it is much more professional and the learning experience would be great but the more I think about it the tuition reimburse is a far better deal! and most likely the hospital probably wouldn't even want to hire me as a LPN since I was already told by HR they are doing away with them at their facility and thats the reason they no longer cover LPN school.
    This was my dilemna also.
    I couldnt stick it out.
    I'll just pay for the LPN myself next year and see what happens from there... Im hoping the hospital will change its mind on LPN hiring.
  6. by   monters
    Quote from Restoration
    This was my dilemna also.
    I couldnt stick it out.
    I'll just pay for the LPN myself next year and see what happens from there... Im hoping the hospital will change its mind on LPN hiring.
    hey there..are you still working somewhere or you quit?

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