Re-thinking LTC

  1. My enthusiam is truly waning in LTC. No matter what I do, I feel there is not enough time to get everything done. My nurse educator never says hello to me when she comes up to the floor (but speaks to everyone else).. Call physician with labs, and their completely nasty and rude. There is no supervisor on my floor during my shift, so I usually have to ask the other hall nurse questions, which can get annoying for them b/c their busy. This is getting old quickly.
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  3. by   Blackcat99
    I am trying to return to LTC. I have been working private duty care for low wages and it hasn't worked out for me. I have a different kind of stress such as when my patients goes into the hospital and I am not working and thus am not making any money. I also don't know how many days I will be working this month. My medicaid patient may or may not be approved for further nursing care. I have to wait and wonder and hope for the best. I don't think there is ever enough time to get everything done in LTC. It's hurry hurry rush rush all day long. However, I think for me to have a steady paycheck now is the best thing I can do to reduce my kind of stress.
  4. by   Isitpossible
    yeah hurry rush all day long to a new grad is rough!! but i also understand what your saying...need a steady pay....
  5. by   Blackcat99
    New Grads are not the only ones who have to hurry hurry rush rush all shift. I am an experienced LPN and still I always had to hurry hurry rush rush all shift every single day I worked in LTC. Yes, it's hard too to have to deal with hostile staff. I think that is the hardest part of working in LTC. I also hated it when the visitors and family would get nasty and hateful too.
  6. by   Isitpossible
    yes but being a new grad is a little tougher b/c we have to stop and ask questions, and make sure were doing things correctly... i havent been in clinical in over 6 months, so i need help/refreshing etc... if i didnt have ask for help i would feel much better... I guess that my main complaint, I hate being dependent on people especially when their not supportive...
  7. by   Blackcat99
    Yes, it is much tougher when you are a new grad. LTC is scary even for an experienced nurse. I can only imagine what it would be like to be a new grad too. My experience has been that people are always annoyed with me when I am new and asking questions. Yes, it is awful to be dependent on people when they are not supportive. Good luck.
  8. by   Isitpossible
    thanks so much blackcat!! and i hope you find a position that suits your needs as well!