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Has 31 years experience. Specializes in NICU, Psychiatry, UM, CM.

I have been working in the medical management arena (insurance, TPA) for the past 8 years and currently in a supervisory position. I am thinking of going back into patient care for three reasons. (1)-miss taking care of and talking to the patients. I used to feel like I was making an impact with the patient care when I was doing case management, but don't feel that anymore as a Utilization Managment supervisor. (2)-long hours: I currently work 50-60 hrs/wk and have a two hour round trip commute. By the time I get home I am brain dead and having difficulty absorbing all the reading required for EC. (3)-start prepping for CPNE-since I have been out of the clinical setting for so long, I want to make sure I am ready to take care of the patient when the time comes.

I live in the DFW area and don't see too much for LVN's anymore. Any fellow Texans out there have suggestions?

smir953328

Has 31 years experience. Specializes in NICU, Psychiatry, UM, CM.

Any fellow Texans out there have suggestions?

BTW: This is not limited to just Texans. :smackingfAnyone can respond.

It's just quiet today, Sylvia. The holidays have a way of doing that. :)

TheCommuter is a DFW area LVN who does Baylor hours.

Baloney Amputation, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

I'm an Iowa LPN who hasn't worked in direct patient care for money (I do occasionally volunteer) for 5 years this month. You're in good company!

smir953328

Has 31 years experience. Specializes in NICU, Psychiatry, UM, CM.

TheCommuter is a DFW area LVN who does Baylor hours.

Baylor uses LVNs? That's good to know. I don't see much on Career Builder's website for hospital LVNs.

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience. Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

baylor hours meaning work double weekends - 32 hours and get paid for 40. i work this schedule and have for many years. there are several hospitals that still hire lvn's baylor in grapevine i know uses lvn's but baylor -all saints and baylor downtown are all rn.

i know fr 100% sure that huguley hospital ,wall regional and jps hires lvn's. i think that plaza does as well...there are butt loads of rehab hospitals and many ltc's that hire lvn's.

baylor uses lvns? that's good to know. i don't see much on career builder's website for hospital lvns.

smir953328

Has 31 years experience. Specializes in NICU, Psychiatry, UM, CM.

baylor hours meaning work double weekends - 32 hours and get paid for 40. i work this schedule and have for many years. there are several hospitals that still hire lvn's baylor in grapevine i know uses lvn's but baylor -all saints and baylor downtown are all rn.

i know fr 100% sure that huguley hospital ,wall regional and jps hires lvn's. i think that plaza does as well...there are butt loads of rehab hospitals and many ltc's that hire lvn's.

thanks for the clarification. i will look into those facilities. i have been seeing ads for denton rehab and nursing center but i don't know anything about them.

I did clinicals at Denton Rehab and Nursing. I loved it. They are privately owned and they really love their residents. They also have another facility that they own in Plano. It's called Prestonwood Rehab and Nursing. I would consider working for either of those, but I live in Sherman, so it's a bit of a drive.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Has 20 years experience. Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

I'm not a Texan, but I just returned to LTC bedside nursing after several years in progressively more responsible management positions, and it's GREAT!!!! I wish I'd done this a year ago........no on-call, no taking work home, and no 50-60 hour weeks. My stress level has dropped from a 12 (on a 0-10 scale) to about a 1.5.......and I love interacting with the residents and really knowing them as human beings.

Don't be afraid---just do it! You won't regret it.

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