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Hospice job vs hospital job

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by kindlylili kindlylili (Member) Member

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Anybody knows which job is better for working in a hospital job or hospice facility? Which job carries less risk to lose your license? Thx

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Sun0408 has 4 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgical ICU.

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How much experience do you have? The question you ask will depend on your experience, support and your ability to work alone. Is this a Home health position or a hospice facility where you have back up?? I would not recommend a new grad to go into HH or hospice without some experience to pull from.

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How much experience do you have? The question you ask will depend on your experience' date=' support and your ability to work alone. Is this a Home health position or a hospice facility where you have back up?? I would not recommend a new grad to go into HH or hospice without some experience to pull from.[/quote']

No experience, I am a new grades.

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Sun0408 has 4 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgical ICU.

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You don't know what you don't know. While hospice pts are typically terminal, it doesn't mean they are all actively dying and with out complex issues. I would caution all new grads to go where you had the most support and back up. In a home, it will be just you and the family will be looking to you for support and help as well as the pt. In the hospital setting, you have back up when things go wrong or you don't know what to do.

In the hospital setting or the home, you can lose your licences but it's hard to do if you are acting in the best interest for your pts. New grads fear this the most. Go to your states BON and read how other nurses lost their licenses, it will help ease your mind.

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You don't know what you don't know. While hospice pts are typically terminal, it doesn't mean they are all actively dying and with out complex issues. I would caution all new grads to go where you had the most support and back up. In a home, it will be just you and the family will be looking to you for support and help as well as the pt. In the hospital setting, you have back up when things go wrong or you don't know what to do.

In the hospital setting or the home, you can lose your licences but it's hard to do if you are acting in the best interest for your pts. New grads fear this the most. Go to your states BON and read how other nurses lost their licenses, it will help ease your mind.

Thx a lot, and I am going to explore into it because I really do not want to mess up with my license.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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The liability is very low, perhaps nonexistent, in hospice because all of your patients will have terminal prognoses.

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