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New nurse, new possible job

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Specializes in Geriatrics.

This isn't a definite but I had an interview today. It was at a LTC facility, full time 2nd shift LPN. I would at most have 25 patients to do med pass/treatments/etc.... orientation is 2 days classroom, 6 days with a nurse... does this sound insane? The norm? Any advice if I get this job? Thanks..

that sounds exciting!

This is not unusual. I would assume you would be with another nurse, in order to take care of those 25 patients. You will need to be able to prioritize, and do good spot assessments. Pay attention to their diagnosis, and assess accordingly. Good Luck! And, have fun!:yeah:

JB2007, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med-SURG,STICU. Has 5 years experience.

I would ask them if you can have a few more days working on the floor with another nurse. It is a lot to learn and it helps to have a few more days. I have orientated a few new nurses in LTC and it takes about two weeks before they are really ready to be on their own. Good luck

GaGal777

Specializes in Pshych; LTC.

What are the responsibilities of a RN in a LTC Facility?

scoochy

Specializes in PACU, CARDIAC ICU, TRAUMA, SICU, LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Pay very close attention to your preceptor's time management skills. I cannot emphasize this enough!

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience.

this isn't a definite but i had an interview today. it was at a ltc facility, full time 2nd shift lpn. i would at most have 25 patients to do med pass/treatments/etc.... orientation is 2 days classroom, 6 days with a nurse... does this sound insane? the norm? any advice if i get this job? thanks..

i hope you get the job especially it is difficult to find a nursing job now.

i work second shift as well (3-11pm) as an lpn for now and i have 25 patients too. if you are a quick learner, you can learn so many things in that time frame they will give you for orientation.

i hope you get a good preceptor because that will have a huge impact on your learning.

good luck with the job!

angel, rn

anonymous1919, LPN

Specializes in Geriatrics.

i hope you get the job especially it is difficult to find a nursing job now.

i work second shift as well (3-11pm) as an lpn for now and i have 25 patients too. if you are a quick learner, you can learn so many things in that time frame they will give you for orientation.

i hope you get a good preceptor because that will have a huge impact on your learning.

good luck with the job!

angel, rn

thank you. :) i am a very fast learner. i am great with hands on stuff (the books part of nursing school was always my challenge... the getting out there and doing stuff was a piece of cake! haha). is there anything i should ask? would i look like a dork with a clipboard and pen writing down everything every one says all day? ok.. ok.. maybe i am getting too far into this before i know i have the job.. but it's really likely! lol. she said "i don't know why people don't like hiring new grads, i have hired many wonderful nurses who were new grads. most people working here now did their 120 here at some point" and "sometimes hiring a new grad is better than someone with experience". she is waiting for the background check to go through and then will call my references and then i am to call her.... i can't see why she'd say no because my background is clean and my references are wonderful :D... i don't think she is interviewing anyone else either. i literally wrote down the name of every nursing home in my area and have been applying. i think i just stumbled on a nursing home who just had an opening- they don't even have ads out for this job on their website! but if i don't get the job these questions are probably still good to know for the next possible job. :)

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