just wondering

  1. Im a night shift CNA at a little nursing home in north central kansas, and we have a new administrator and a LPN wo is due to take her boards in may as a ADON, well the problem is that they have decided to take all 12 hour CNA shifts away an d go to 8 hr while the nurse stay at 12 hour shifts, I've worked there 7 years and probably missed that many days (7) in calling in I like and was hired for twelves, and they never even discused the change at all with any of the noc shift....why can they give my hours that im willing to work to people they havent even hired yet, can they do this and what if anything can we do about keeping our shift???
    •  
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Disablednurse
    Unfortunately, there is nothing that you can do about it unless you belong to a union or have a contract signed by both you and the administration stating that you were hired to work only 12 hour shifts. I have been part of administration and sometimes decisions have to be made that are not liked by everyone, but are the best for the facility or that are mandated to be changed by the upper level management. I am sorry that this happened to you because I have had this happen to me also and it is not fun or pleasant when you have your entire life planned around this schedule.
  4. by   tmoorelpn
    When I was in nursing school and was working as a CNA, I asked repeatedly for 12 hour shifts and I was told that they no longer were allowing 12 hour shifts. So I continued to work 8 hours while they hired person after person who were allowed to work 12 hours. After I graduated and starting working as a LPN, I asked for three 12 hour shifts once again. They told me again that they weren't allowing 12 hour shifts and all they could offer me was full time 8 hour evenings. So I quit. I started a new job that I absolutely hate so I decided to give them a call back. Not only was I welcomed back, I also get my 12 hour shifts. Sometimes it takes some "hard ball" to get what you want.







    Quote from NightShiftCNA
    Im a night shift CNA at a little nursing home in north central kansas, and we have a new administrator and a LPN wo is due to take her boards in may as a ADON, well the problem is that they have decided to take all 12 hour CNA shifts away an d go to 8 hr while the nurse stay at 12 hour shifts, I've worked there 7 years and probably missed that many days (7) in calling in I like and was hired for twelves, and they never even discused the change at all with any of the noc shift....why can they give my hours that im willing to work to people they havent even hired yet, can they do this and what if anything can we do about keeping our shift???
  5. by   mandykal
    I never heard of a "LPN" becoming a "ADON"
    I thought that you have to have some sort of degree to be up there...
  6. by   CapeCodMermaid
    What kind of boards do y'all take to be an ADON??? Never heard of such a thing here in Massachusetts. And you'd probably NEVER have an LPN be an ADON. State regs and all about RN's vs LPN's

close