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How long did it take you to transition from LTC to acute care?

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by danirnhopeful danirnhopeful (New) New

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I am a LTC new grad. Been working for about 3 months now. I enjoy what I do and my company is great. Eventually, though, I'd like to transition into acute care. I live in a big city and job competition is very high, especially for new grads. It is extremely difficult to get into the hospitals as a new grad. So I am in LTC and working on my BSN, projected to graduate in about 12 months. Just curious what others experiences have been with this.

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mmc51264 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes.

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I tool a job at a LTC facility that had just opened a new ortho rehab wing. I was there 10 months before I got a job at a hospital. I got a job at a great facility in orthopedics. They had a great new grad program and anything under a year was considered new grad so it was amazing. 

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Just me. specializes in None.

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I worked as an LPN then RN for a couple of years in LTC before transitioning to the Hospital setting.  Because I didn't have acute care training they gave me 3 months of training.  I was so glad they did.  I felt like I was a brand new nurse again, totally different setting and it took some time to transition into the role.

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