Any advice would be nice

  1. I have a small dilimia going on in my head. I just recently passed my boards so as a new LPN I am searching for jobs. OK I found this really awsome nurisng home which looks nothing like a nursing home and pay is good 17.50 M-F no weekends and holidays are rotated. It is a fast paced, but not over loaded. Nurses have to alternate in helping with the physicians orders so everyone rotates the front desk during their shift. It is 45 min from my home. The lady told me she wants to hire me but she went to a conference and she even called me saturday and talked to me. So I am sure I will hear something soon. Then there is this other nurisng home which offered me the position and want me to start monday it is a dollar less and I have to work everyother weekend and it is only 15 min from my home. Here I will be taken care of 30 patients at the other 20 or less. This dilima is killing me and my husband just says which ever one you want. I need a job, but I am afarid of jumping at the first one that offers.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Elektra6
    I would take the one M-F, going 2 weeks without 2 days off in a row can be tiring.

    Good Luck!
  4. by   Jules A
    I would go for the one that had a good vibe which sounds like the first one.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    I would personally accept the position at the facility that is located 45 minutes from your home, as you'll seemingly be taking care of less patients.
  6. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from charmedpn
    I have a small dilimia going on in my head. I just recently passed my boards so as a new LPN I am searching for jobs. OK I found this really awsome nurisng home which looks nothing like a nursing home and pay is good 17.50 M-F no weekends and holidays are rotated. It is a fast paced, but not over loaded. Nurses have to alternate in helping with the physicians orders so everyone rotates the front desk during their shift. It is 45 min from my home. The lady told me she wants to hire me but she went to a conference and she even called me saturday and talked to me. So I am sure I will hear something soon. Then there is this other nurisng home which offered me the position and want me to start monday it is a dollar less and I have to work everyother weekend and it is only 15 min from my home. Here I will be taken care of 30 patients at the other 20 or less. This dilima is killing me and my husband just says which ever one you want. I need a job, but I am afarid of jumping at the first one that offers.
    I'd do the clinic Monday thru Friday. You are saying that you'll be caring for less patients. What I would be concerned with is losing my skills, but then, you can always work per diem elsewhere. I work in a clinic now as a new nurse, and like it better than the floors. And, I'll be doing weekend assignments as a flu nurse, giving shots all day during flu season. Can't argue about that...
  7. by   charmedpn
    Its not really about less patients. I actually did take the one that is M-F but it is like a hospital type unit. For patients who are ready to be discharged from the hospital yet not fully able to go home until they get more rehab.
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from charmedpn
    Its not really about less patients. I actually did take the one that is M-F but it is like a hospital type unit. For patients who are ready to be discharged from the hospital yet not fully able to go home until they get more rehab.
    Then, it seems that you'll have the best of both worlds! Congrats and good luck in your new position!

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