Friday, October 29, 2010


I just happened across a member of the organization that gave me a $1000 scholarship for school. And guess what? He also has pull at the nursing home I'd like to work at per diem. Says he'd like me on board. Funny how things work out! Moving from a corporate atmosphere to a healthcare one, I'm seeing quite a few similarities. Like this for example: It's not what you know; it's who you know.

Only problem with nursing homes, in my opinion, is, well, that they are homes. Essentially, these people live there and you take care of them. Not really my cup of tea, however, I like those types of facilities more than I thought I would. Not to mention they pay bank compared to hospitals; however, since your patients are stable, you typically have more patients than acute or subacute care. Quite a bit more! However, per diem, you can make a nice bit of change on the side and that's always a plus.

My real love is acute care. I like taking a really, for lack of a better word, jacked up person and make them better. I like seeing that whole transformation; I loved my ED rotation!


nurse XY said...

More power to you. I have the utmost respect for you people that are able to work LTC, even temporarily. Pretty sure I'd be insane in about half a shift.

Rick said...

Haha, I know the feeling. It's just surprising that certian types of nursing I assumed I'd hate I actually enjoy. I enjoyed psych, LTC, peds, and even mother baby (as long as I'm taking care of the babies and not the moms).