So, I've been in LTC for over 11 years (since I was 18 yo). Never worked anywhere else as a nurse. I have went from CNA-LPN-RN-BSN. I want to be a well rounded nurse. I have never worked in a hospital because I thought LTC was what I wanted to do for the long haul. But I have changed my mind. I am ready to work at a hospital, but I must admit. I SCARED AS S***! Any advice for a nurse going from LTC to Hospital? How is it different? Will my background in LTC help me any? Any areas that I should try first? Thanks!
PricelessRN replied to CNA2016:)'s topic in CNA/MA
Try not to take it personal, I'm guessing you are a fairly new aide and will encounter this situation more often than not. Good Luck to you. For now, ALWAYS have someone with you! Speak with the charge nurse about possibly rotating assignments. Good news is this won't last forever.
I say get rid of them. Nursing is always changing, (new drugs, new procedures, and EBP)...it will be outdated in a few years anyway. As an LPN, when I went back to RN school I was SHOOKED when they said we don't aspirate IM injections anymore!
I spoke with an enrollment officer at WGU, she told me that I could "test out" of some classes. For example, Care of an Older Adult, I've been in Geriatrics for 10+ years and she said I told possibly NOT have to take that class. Have you tested out of any and how does that work?