Psst! You guys! (Why do I feel like Eric Cartman?) I'm officially becoming an LTC nurse as of November 7. I accepted a position with a combination nursing and rehab center -- quite a large one, actually -- and I'll be working 3-11 and every other weekend. I'm excited about this job for many reasons... the staff and the DON seem really genuinely warm and happy to be there, there are GREAT tuition reimbursement benefits and advancement potential, and it's about 5 miles from my new house. Plus I'll be working 8s for the first time in years.
I'll have a medication aide on my shift, I think, and besides that I know bubkus about what is going on. My home unit will be a 40 bed long term one. I've never worked LTC before, so I'm sure I'll have a ton of questions once I start, and I hope this community can become more active.