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LTAC experience

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Specializes in Psych.

I currently work as an RN BSN at a psych hospital. Eventually I want to work ICU or ED. Will working at an LTAC help my resume? I'm still a new nurse- having less than a year experience. The LTAC I'm looking at has an ICU. Do you think it will help or do most hospitals frown upon LTAC experience?

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

I have found that LTAC experience is a great stepping stone into hospital jobs. Most LTACs can provide you with experience dealing with skills needed to care for acutely ill patients, including ventilators.