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This is a discussion on Need advice from an ADON or DON in LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON), part of Nursing Specialties ... I am a fairly new LVN, I got my license in August, and I got a job in November. I am truly grateful...by slrberry Dec 9, '10I am a fairly new LVN, I got my license in August, and I got a job in November. I am truly grateful to have even found, but prior to applying for a position at the LTC facility that I was hired at, I had applied for an RN program at my local community college, because I thought that it would take a long time to find a job, and I wanted to be proactive. Now, I just recently found out that I was accepted into the RN program and can start in January.
I was hired for PMs, so if I accepted the spot in the RN program, then 2X a week (tue and wed) I wouldn’t get out of class until 3pm (I could get to work at 3:30 but I don’t know if that’s even an option) and the pm shift starts at 2:30 pm.
I’m still on probation, and I work in an at will state. As an ADON or DON, what do you suggest that I do? Is it worth it
to even bring my acceptance up with them, or should I wait until I have more time at my job, and re-apply next year?
Thanks for your advice!
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- Dec 9, '10 by debRN0417You won't know until you ask. When I was DON, I willingly worked with my staff who were trying to continue their education.
- Dec 9, '10 by CapeCodMermaidDon't wait till next year. Who knows if you'll be allowed to go to school then. Talk to the DON. Maybe you can play let's make a deal. I've tried to be flexible with staff members who were in school. YOUR education not only benefits you, it benefits the residents you're taking care of today.
- Dec 9, '10 by slrberryThanks! I think this is what I'll do tomorrow when I go to work. I just don't want them to think that I intentionally misled them when I was hired, and don't want them to think that I am not committed to my job. Also, I would need to get my physical and titers and everything done for school (if I accepted) by next Friday, so I have to decide ASAP.
- Dec 9, '10 by slrberryAlso, I was hired part time, which is how all staff is hired, and they promote to full time as positions become available. I'm not sure if this should make a difference in my decision.
- Dec 9, '10 by Nascar nurseGo for it. Talk to your boss, explain your situation and, as someone else said, play "let's make a deal" with her.
Do not give up an opportunity to further your education...life changes fast and you may never get another chance.
- Dec 18, '10 by KarmaWiseRavenAs a ex ADON i have to tell you this. First off any place would want you to further your education. Now if i was your ADON and after i ran it past the DON.
I would tell you on your class days you can come in at 4:00 but you will have to stay a bit longer to make up the hour or so. Or i might give you 3 -12 hr days to offset the time during the week so you don't have to worry about coming in Mon - Thurs. But before i tell you to do that i would want to see proof that you are indeed in clinical's or in class.
See the problem is People are just that people and how do i know your really in class or not. You might want that extra time for personal or your working a second job and you need extra time for that. See my point if i make an exception for you others might want the same thing. Remember this if it's not in writing it's not happening. I hope this helps. These are my thoughts use them as you wish