Nurses working overtime

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    It seems nurses are working more and more these days. Instead of hiring they just give you more hours.

    Do you think you spend too much time at work? On average, how many hours do you work per week?



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    On average I work 48-52 hours a week. My status is full time 40 hours, however my unit is at mandated overtime and has been since January.
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    32 average, but soon moving to Baylor 24...
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    I used to work 44h/wk until the hospital mandated that we CANNOT work OT. Now it's strict 36.
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    Love this post.... Right now as an LPN in the ER, I'm sitting here in the Triage playing on the computer waiting for the patients to arrive. By the end of this shift I will have achieved 29 hours of overtime, and 33 hours of Critical bonus. I'm making $38/hr rt now!! WOOT! I love my job and I love working for OT/CB
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    Mandatory OT for months on end - have you contacted the labor board?? Doesn't seem right to me....
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    What state do you live in? How long have you been an LPN? I want to get my LPN, but I'm afraid of what people have been saying about LPN's being phased out.... This sound like an AWSOME job!
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    Quote from brian
    it seems nurses are working more and more these days. instead of hiring they just give you more hours.

    do you think you spend too much time at work? on average, how many hours do you work per week?



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    unquestionably, i feel the same way at times when i'm working all of those crazy hours
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    It is rare, these days, for hospitals to allow LPN/LVNs to work in the ER, OR, or any of the Critical Care areas.

    I would never work with an LPN in ICU who was given as assignment. It is too much responsibility, to be responsible for your own patients and an LPNs.

    The Scope of Practice of LPN/LVN, makes it dificult for them to be able to do what needs to be done in that environment.

    I mean no disrespect to LPN/LVNs, as I worked with LPN/LVNs before I went into Critical Care.

    If you really want to be an ER nurse, I suggest that you look into becoming an RN, not LPN.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    I live and work in Indianapolis, IN. I graduated nursing school in Oct 2010 and began work for 9 - 10 months as a corrections nurse in prison. After being fed to the wolves in prison I managed to persevere by continuing on with good nursing assessment skills and encountered all kinds of trauma and ER situations that I managed to land a highly coveted LPN position in a local ER. The LPN is being phased out in many hospitals that are attempting or are Magnet status but I have found the non-magnet hospitals still use us in one form or another. The Best part is that I'm NOT a tech. I'm a real nurse with my own patient load ranging from ear aches, appendicitis, to pneumonia. I only need an RN to do the initial assessment or agree with my assessment and to do the discharge should pt not be a candidate for admittence to the hospital.
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