Long term care is challenging but rewarding nursing career. If you succeed in this enviroment you are qulified for most anything!
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – LaFayette, GA – November 1, 2015
My day begins with assessment and evaluation of the patients I will be working with that includes, at least and no less than 40 people, with a vast array of medical and psychological illnesses. From this point my duties include medication administration, staffing, reports, admissions, discharges, meetings and medical charting etc. I have learned a great deal of clinical and management techniques, evaluations, and implementation of treatments and medical support of the patient and their families. My co-workers are a supportive group and provide many assets to me and to the facility in which I am employed. The hardest part of my job is the nurse to patient ratio is sometimes largely uneven so I must consider and form excellent time management skills to provide the highest quality care within my scope of practice. The most enjoyable aspect of my career is the relationships and interactions that are formed with the patient, families and my peers. I also enjoy the learning process in my environment. Each day is completely different and adds to my knowledge base and nursing skills that include critical thinking and job application of this knowledge.
Increased knowledge and clinical application
Unequal nurse to patient ratio