Hi everyone! I am an ER nurse making the transition to LTC by choice. I am tired of the trauma, drug overdoses, and narc seekers that plague the ER. I really enjoy working with geriatric patients....they are my favorite group!
Anyways, I haven't started on the floor yet but need some advice. I am not a new nurse, but I am new to LTC. My only experience has been ER, so while I am comfortable with critical patients, I am not real comfortable will calling MDs, supervising LVNS/CNAs, entering orders, etc...basically "floor" nursing tasks.
I will be the only RN in the building for approx 80-100 residents. I will not have to pass meds or do treatments. I'll just be the RN supervisor. In my state, LVNS aren't allowed to call physicians and take orders, so that will be my main duties.
Does this sound doable. I have 3 years ER experience, although I have never been charge nurse. I am worried I won't be able to handle it! What is your best advice or tips for me?