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LP2R_NjouRNney has 2 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Pediatric.

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I've worked in a foster care clinic for 2 years with patients ranging from 2 days to 24 years old. In Feburary, I've decided I wanted to transition to home care and LTC. I understand during this time many places are looking for nurses but the facilities I've been to have not been as welcoming. It's either "oh, you dont have experience" or "I'm getting cursed out by a disgruntled over worked nurse who doesn't want a training nurse on her unit. Am I just to wait until C-19 ever decides to blow over or should I just head to a transition program? I love nursing but I'm starting to consider Social Work. 

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Home health is alive and well during this time. The risk of infection is lower unless you are a visiting nurse. I've had my hours reduced slightly, but there's still work if I need it (which I do not). However, hospitals in my area have completely laid off RNs due to low census. Can't speak for LTC, but I'm noticing they are paying LPNs almost as much as they pay RNs to work there. 

I haven't had an issue as a new grad in home health. They are usually not picky about less experienced nurses. You will sometimes get families that might have an issue especially if you look young, but that is more of their loss than yours.

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LP2R_NjouRNney has 2 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Pediatric.

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4 hours ago, Mintezia said:

Home health is alive and well during this time. The risk of infection is lower unless you are a visiting nurse. I've had my hours reduced slightly, but there's still work if I need it (which I do not). However, hospitals in my area have completely laid off RNs due to low census. Can't speak for LTC, but I'm noticing they are paying LPNs almost as much as they pay RNs to work there. 

I haven't had an issue as a new grad in home health. They are usually not picky about less experienced nurses. You will sometimes get families that might have an issue especially if you look young, but that is more of their loss than yours.

In the home health sector it has been very quiet. I was more so referring to the nursing homes. I feel that I would be a great asset to any facility that I join but the other nurses and/or administrators approach to someone with minimal experience is sad. Other LPN's act as if others did not go through the same education and or struggle they went through. 

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Gotcha. It hasn't been quiet where I'm at, then again, large city. I got a pretty brutal treatment as a new nurse in both facilities. It doesn't make sense, especially since in both orientations there were so few nurses compared to aides.

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