Profit Hosp vs Not for Profit Hosp

  1. Hello,
    I will be a graduate LPN nurse and will have passed my boards by Dec. Today was career day and many Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Staffing agencies, etc, came in to recruite us. Some were for profit, and some not for profit.

    Does anyone have any opinions on what's better? Or rather, advantages and disadvantages?

    Appreciate the insight!
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  3. by   Tweety
    Personally the not-for-profits fit in with my personal philosphy of caring for people regardless of their ability to pay.

    I know in the 90's for-profit hospitals were horrible to work for with high nurse to patient ratios, cut backs, etc. They seem to now have moved towards "customer satisfaction" and things have settled down, but some are still bad from what I've heard.

    On the other hand not-for-profits have limited resources and have dealt with some of the same issues.

    Good luck.
  4. by   All_Smiles_RN
    I've both worked. I agree with Tweety that the not-for-profit hospitals are a better match for me.
  5. by   hlfpnt
    I'm currently working in both & in my situation I've found that the not-for-profit hospital treats their patients & employees better than the for-profit.
  6. by   Southernurse
    [font=book antiqua]i have to agree with the previous posts. there is an element of caring missing from a facility that only has the bottom line in focus and not the patient. the patients and the staff are more satisfied with each other when they are in an environment conducive to taking care of the "whole" person. the human element seems to lack in the for-profits.