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Longterm care

NewRN2044 NewRN2044 (New) New Nurse

I am a new Grad RN and I just had some questions regarding job opportunities for new graduates. Does longterm care require you to sign some sort of contract? Is it normal for longterm care places to not offer you formal training, but just shadowing for 3 or 4 days and is it a safe way to start your career?

Thank You in advance for any help.

No contract. Usually no extensive orientation either. You can find posts around this site where people say they were to receive a week or two weeks of orientation and then ended up on their own after two shifts because of short staffing. It is as safe a way to start your career as any other. One way or another you have to get your feet wet.