Nursing Home vs Hospital

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    I have just been hired at a hospital. I have only worked in nursing homes as a CNA. What are the differences between the two?


    I worked for three years on the nursing home system and from my experience there the work load tends to be a bit more because it is state funded. So not only do you have to do patient care but there is detailed charting duties as well. It is great to get the experience because the skills you gain you will always have. It teaches time management skills and organizational skills. If possible move on especially if your in school. The hospital is the piece of experience I would like to gain. Never worked there but I would like too.


    I’ve worked in both, as a CNA and a Nurse. I much prefer the work environment of the hospital, mostly because those patients are there to be treated and sent on their way. I love variety and having different pts all the time. You’ll have more pts that can independently ambulate so instead of spending most your time turning & changing, you’ll do a lot more v/s, I&Os and assisting the Nurses. That’s just my view on it. You might really like routine and if so, you might miss the LTC facility.

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    Kyle Herring

    I have worked in both nursing home and hospitals. I prefer the hospital because it is faced paced and I am always moving. I found that working in a nursing home is great but limits the things you can do as a CNA there is not much room for advancement in nursing homes, whereas, hospitals will train you to specialize in certain areas as a CNA.

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