First job

  1. Well after much deliberation I have finally been offered a job as a nurse. I will be working in the rehad unit of a LTC. It is very nice. I don't actually start until Oct. 9th, but it will be worth the wait. I am so excited. Do the nurses treat you any different being that you are an LPN and not an RN, because I do know that there are some RN's working there but mostly LPN's.
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    It is of the utmost importance that you absorb as much of your training as possible and ask questions if you're unsure. Rehab is fast-paced and often resembles a miniature med-surg unit because the patients are higher-acuity than the typical long term care residents.

    I'd hate to be the 'doomsayer', but rehab has the highest turnover rate of nurses in any facility I have ever been employed. My workplace hired 6 nurses to work in the rehab station during the month of August. 4 of these newly hired nurses have already quit due to a lack of training.

    The rehab RNs have always been respectful and thankful for my help.