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SNF/LTC Requirements and Duties

Often working with the elderly, Long-term care Nurses care for patients with illness or conditions that require care for extended periods of time.

Under indirect supervision, long term care and skilled nurses perform a variety of patient care duties for patients at a facilities often off site from a hospital. Long-term care nurses provide direct patient care, often assisting patients with tasks in their everyday lives.

Also known as: Rehab

Requirements

  • Active BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Active professional license within the state of practice
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from the American Heart Association is recommended.
  • Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
  • Experience in a long-term care setting
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RN