Latest Comments by equalme

Latest Comments by equalme

equalme 2,498 Views

Joined Sep 13, '12 - from 'Houston, TX, US'. Posts: 45 (11% Liked) Likes: 8

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    Hi all!

    I'm a LPN in Houston, TX, currently working full time at a SNF and home health visits on the weekends. It's a lot of work but I'm enjoying the extra income from the HH job.

    I will possibly be moving to Kansas City, KS, early next year. Any recommendations with home health companies? How is the pay out there? I am currently getting $35 per visit on weekdays, $55 on weekends, and $5 between patients for mileage.

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    I have attempted to call ISU a couple of times and keep getting a voicemail. I am looking into the their LPN-BSN online program and have already taken most of the pre-requisites at my local community college.

    I know some nursing programs have a five year cutoff on credit transfers...but I could not find any information on ISU website except something about thirty years which I am doubting.

    Thanks!

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    I'm a LVN looking to start home health (per visit) per diem after January next year. I'm currently working at a SNF full time with almost 1.5 years experience.

    There are so many different companies available and I've read of some horrors some are. I'm located near TMC so it would be nice to have a office near me.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    Hey all!

    I've been working in a SNF for the past year and a half and was looking to pick up home health (per visit) on the side or on weekends. There are so many different companies and I've read of many horror stories that some can be.

    I've recently been referred to Transition/Legend HHC but have yet to hear back from the recruiter.

    I am located near TMC so preferably a company near by.

    Thansk!

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    Not sure if it helps, but I get $20/hr at a SNF as a new grad.

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    Definitely go for the BSN if you have the chance. I had to go the LVN route since I previously bombed my GPA at a university due to being young and careless. I am looking forward to bridging though hopefully starting next year.

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    sugar12 and icuRNmaggie like this.

    Keep in mind that over half the jobs available aren't even listed on popular sites like indeed and glassdoor. I searched for the closes SNF to my house and just showed up in person and asked if they were currently hiring LVNs; I was dressed business casual and presented myself well groomed. You could get lucky enough and bump into the staff coordinator or DON and hopefully you catch their attention and possibly get an interview right then and there. Make sure to have ALL your paperwork ready at any given notice (cover sheet, resume, license, SS card, immunization records including ppd or chest xray, bls/acls, etc). I guess I got pretty lucky as a new grad but that worked for me and the DON actually preferred someone with experience too.

    Just make sure to be confident in yourself but also not to be scared to ask questions. They know you are a new grad and are hoping you ask as many questions as possible regardless of how stupid it might be...they are there to guide you but it is up to yourself to grow from it.

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    So I just started at a SNF that uses pinned name tags. It is going to get old really quick to have to re-pin everyday on a clean set of scrubs and it will probably wear out the fabric faster too.

    Does anybody have a good alternative to fixing the name tag to the scrub top which will allow me to swap easily?

    Thanks!

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    Wow I would be terrified as well! I'm just starting at a SNF and will be working 11P-7A shift as well. I will be getting a 5 day orientation, and if needed, they will extend it to 10 days. My floor will only have 13-15 pts and I was told at most will be 20.

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    Very nice! Usually there is a waitlist to get a job at the VA and that applies to experienced nurses too.

    I did clinicals at the VA and really enjoyed it...it's been so long though that I can't really describe much of it.

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    Quote from Virtual
    I might be wrong, and this is a small world but are you the dude from the 370z forums?
    LOL yes I am. Small world indeed!

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    Quote from 30days2nclex
    You could start applying for jobs now..I mean what could it hurt? You already passed, by time bon update they should be calling you in for an interview.
    See the post above you. I mainly waited so I can put the license number on my resume.

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    Thanks! I just got offered a job pending background/drug check!

    So I took the nclex on Tuesday the 16th, quick results shows passed on Thursday 18th, TBON updated my license Tuesday 22nd, and I applied at the closest SNF (about a mile from where I live) the same day that Tuesday. Got a call back today Thursday 24th for an interview and they hired me on right away!! They said I will start orientation next Tuesday if my background/drug check gets completed by then.

    The DON was hesitant on hiring me due to being out of school for two years and was curious why I waited so long to take the nclex...she was thinking if I cared so much about nursing I would've taken the nclex asap. The staff coordinator liked me and fought to get me hired and the fact that I had 5+ years of pharm tech experience greatly helped.

    So happy for a new chapter in my life!!

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    What do you feel you are lacking on? I was out of school for two years before I decided to go ahead and take the nclex-pn for the first time and I passed at around 185 questions. I used Kaplan qbank and LaCharity Priortization, Delegation, and Assignment.

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    Thanks! There's a job fair at a nursing home that I will be attending. I live near medical center downtown so I prefer to stay within the area if possible.


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