I have worked LTC for a yr and am looking to go into a hospital settig soon. Would like to know how LTC relates to MEd/Surg or critical care.
I'm asking because most say at least a yr of M/S preferred.
In His Grace,
Failure is NOT an option!!
Feb 27, '07
Consider med-surg the entry point to hospital staff positions for most places. No worries regarding the 'preferred' experience, if you don't come off as a complete lunkhead in the interview, and have no restrictions of your license, then your golden for med-surg. You probably have aleady masterd a key part of med-surg nursing (time management) Critical care......now that's another discussion, as it is quite a different skill set.
Do not confuse my statements as meaning med-surg is easy, just that it's the common starting point for hospital nurses.
Last edit by Wile E Coyote on Feb 27, '07