Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

September/October 2010

Publish Date: 
2010-10
Cover Story: 
Top 10 myths about long-term care nursing

Ageist assumptions about caring for the elderly may deter RNs from choosing to work in this rewarding specialty.

If you’ve never nursed in long-term care (LTC ), you’re probably harbouring at least one misconception about the sector. But don’t feel too bad, there are a lot of reasons why; maybe one of your student clinical placements gave you the wrong impression, perhaps someone told you the pay is bad, or you likely assumed that dolling out oodles of medicine all day couldn’t be that challenging, not stacked against the fast-paced, glamourous world of acute care nursing in the ER or ICU, right?