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    Pt's wife just snapped at me

    Well at least she spoke her mind. It would have been nicer had she said no the first time. In my experience, when they start getting this overt, time to start looking for new pastures. Probably a matter of time before the last straw with her.
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    Aspiring NICU nurse seeking advice

    Stay where you are. Spots in any kind of nursing program are not that easy to come by and if you leave the ASN program, those nursing courses are not going to transfer to a new program.
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    Hours worked a week?

    Your questions can only be answered based upon how your mgmt acts and treats you. The only way you are going to find out for certain is to state your case and see what they do. If you don’t like what happens, then time to decide if you will put up with it or find a new employer.
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    Is it an ethical violation to quit a job before you start?

    I have not met entities of any kind who empathize or sympathize with my cash and credit poor status. Individual representatives will tell one to their face that is the result of poor management of ones personal life. Not saying this to be critical, just stating what I have found to be fact. (Got my annual rent increase today and must add more hours to my second job, just to pay the rent; so, I do empathize with your situation).
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    Home health nursing and case managers?

    If you are the nurse on duty, it really is your responsibility to update orders with the MD, although in some agencies (and more so in the past), the case manager (or clinical supervisor) takes on more of this role. In the case of the IV infusion, no, the infusion nurse should be doing it. S/he is more qualified to discuss specifics of an IV order with a doctor and they are responsible for carrying out that order. However, if there are other nurses on the case, the nurse on duty when everything transpired is supposed to handle the nuts and bolts of the paperwork. The manager is looking to you to do it, because the other nurses can’t be relied upon, and she does not have the time to do this herself. Nevertheless, the last part of your post indicates that the case manager is dumping too much on you. Sleeping patient is no excuse for her not to manage the case.
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    Home Health Weekend SOC nurse salary?

    While I can’t speak to the specifics of your post, based on other input about salaried positions, I would be wary of unreasonable expectations. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and also not in only a weekend.
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    Why did you choose Nursing?

    I wanted to go into medicine until I discovered the math that goes along with chemistry and I found out that someone has to pay for a college education. Teaching fell along the wayside when I really decided that I could not stand school any longer. Since nobody jumped at asking me to marry while still in high school, that left nursing or cosmetology, and I have trouble combing my own hair. Teaching, nursing, and marriage were the career goals of women in my generation. With the competition for any kind of work still there, I imagine I would be just as fraught with anxiety over my future if I had to do it over again today.
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    A few questions

    A colleague who did visits told me that she gave the clients a two hour window in her tight daily schedules. If they didn't want to cooperate, that was that. She wasn't going to budge for them. Nor was she going to mess up the schedules of her other clients. Of course, she was backed up by her agency. Most of us have agency supervisors who would make us bend over while the clients call the shots.
  9. Have worked for both companies and at this point will say that clients and nurses who gravitate toward Aveanna most likely are bamboozled and unaware of the reputation of, at least, one of the parent companies, PSA. Around here, Maxim is fondly known as the agency of "ill repute". One dirty hand washes the other. In the end, they are all the same. You only get good service when you are dealing with upstanding individuals within an organization. Most of the time, those are few and far between. People put up with a lot to have a job and clients are no better off when they don't have the means to hire their own private duty employees. Just my observations over the decades. Wouldn't want to be a Maxim manager at this time. Imagine things are very tense around the offices.
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    It depends upon the specifics of the nursing program. Some schools offer a certificate program for LPN qualification (to take NCLEX). Others allow for the student to add the courses required to get an associates degree. Some other schools might require a full two year (or more with prerequisites) program leading to the degree (along with qualification to take NCLEX-PN), while others, still, do not offer PN at all but offer a two year degree for qualification to take the NCLEX-RN. Your first place to look for info would be the nursing school link for the school. If you still have questions, then call the nursing department and ask to speak to an advisor.
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    word game with post titles

    Post of the century!
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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    A whack job by any other name or mention .....
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    Staff drama

    Reading your post, I saw you getting wrapped around the axle. A short vacation, even just two or three days off in a row, might help you cope, at least for the short term.
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    Employer Paying for School?

    If you find yourself looking at one of these programs, try to find people in the midst of their employment payback period and see what they have to say. That will give you a good perspective.
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    Employer Paying for School?

    Anecdotal: In general, this occurred more in the past than now. In general, I have read more tales of woe about people being stuck with unbearable work situations than I have read of people happy as can be. Keep in mind that organizations that have great work conditions, in general, do not need to entice employees in any type of employment market.
  16. The $1.25 billion dollar deal for Aveanna Healthcare to take over Maxim Healthcare's home care division has apparently bit the dust over the months long Federal Trade Commission investigation that resulted in concerns over anti-competitive effects. This announcement came forth on January 31 after almost a year from the original announcement of the takeover. Wonder who are breathing sighs of relief versus those who are disappointed in this turn of events.

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