When I worked in an SNF, we had 24 hrs to complete the admission. Those reams of paperwork were maddening... especially the ones that in my opinion were more appropriate for PT to be assessing. And especially because the PT WOULD BE assessing mobility. The OT WOULD BE assessing ADLs. I mean as nurses we're constantly assessing... but such a detailed form seems redundant when the pt is getting evaluated by an expert in that area.
But anyway, I would of course do a quick head-to-toe (sometimes with the exception of skin; no need to have them strip when they will need HS cares in a few hours) pain assessment and set of VS. I'd ask about things that will impact their care (do they follow a kosher diet? Any daily routine type requirements/requests e.g. HS shower vs a.m., night owl vs "morning person?" Pills one at a time or one big gulp or crushed in applesauce? Typical BR habits?) orient them to their new surroundings, answer any questions, do their med rec etc.
Beyond that, I prioritized. Patient care is more important than paperwork... sorry, not sorry.
And then, whatever didn't get done was deferred to the next shift. Nursing is 24 hrs a day after all