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Ltc to clinic

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by Nurse_lpn Nurse_lpn (New Member) New Member

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Not sure if I’m posting in right spot, this is my first time posting on site. I’ve worker at my job for 8 years, Ltc/skilled. I’ve been an lpn for 6 of those years. All my experience as a nurse has been here. I’ve been so burnt out, poor management, short staff. Blah blah. I just excepted a job at a dr office. I’m very excited and very nervous. It is a government founded non profit clinic. I’m so scared to step out of my comfort zone and I love my fellow nurses/cna I work with. I’m looking forward to no more weekends, holidays, and taking call once a month. I’m just looking for some encouragement I guess, and experience from other nurses that have been in similar situations. 

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Many of us have left LTC and found success and job satisfaction in a new environment / nursing field.  Expect to be floating with relief and happiness your first few months of being in this new spot.  Good luck!

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liznrs30 has <1 years experience.

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omg yes go for it! I am too looking for a M-F job where i don't have to work every weekend/holidays or overtime etc, i've been an LVN for almost 2 years and a CNA/PCA for a decade so being in a hospital/LTC setting is physically, and mentally draining that i always wonder if i can just sit down for an hour and do my job at the same time and really get to know my patients, their DX, etc, instead of pushing pills or rushing them or get complaints from doctors or family.

I agree with the one above me when he say job satisfaction cause no matter where i go if i apply to another SNF its always 35+ patients and coworkers are always rushing me to just give give give, you suck in soo much stress for less pay and i didn't go in to work to jeopardize my license i come in to learn and some facilities just like to throw you at the floor and manipulate you thinking you do know what your'e doing but i think they don't. Sorry had to vent but good luck to you on your new position, i will be looking as well, if you have any advice for a fellow nurse  please let me know i'm in the process of looking for a clinic, urgent care or office job as well. 

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