I have been an LPN for 6 years, working in SNF's, mostly on subacute/medicare floors, but have also spent plenty of time in LTC. I've worked the carts, the desk, and am currently the admissions nurse who is also asked to be unit charge at times. I've worked all shifts from double weekends, to days, nights, 8's and 12's. With two little ones now I am looking for a nursing job that may offer me something not quite as chaotic and incredibly stressful as my subacute floor. I'm not looking for easy work because I know all too well that isn't nursing, but something where I might be able to work and also not feel like I was hit by a truck when I come home. I have yet to meet any nurses who have worked AL, but see plently of facilities in the greater Phoenix area. I live in the west valley (goodyear) but have always working in PV or Scottsdale so I'm used to a drive. If anyone has any insight to help me make a decision as to apply or not, I would really appreciate your time. I would love to get back to school and get my RN but that is not the best option for my family at the moment. It WILL happen, but for now I am making an attempt at being the best LPN I can be until that day comes. (while also being the best mommy I can too)
Again- any info- THANK YOU!!