I graduated from nursing school
with my ADN in May 2013. At the time I had been working a 0.5 on a TCU as an LPN and I continued to do so until a management job position opened up and I decided to apply. I was offered the position and in August 2013 I started this position which mostly involves being a project manager for our quality improvement grants, I also do some quarterly MDS and attend IDT, help with discharge planning, etc. It has been 6 months now and I have learned so much but I know that my real goal is to eventually work in a hospital and hopefully one day in ICU. My question is;
Do I give up my current Monday through Friday, high paying, good benefits job for a significantly lower paying job on the TCU in order to gain more floor experience, or do I keep my job and hope that someone will recognize that even though I lack significant floor experience, I am intelligent and posses leadership skills and will be able to pick up floor nursing again.
If any hospital hiring managers or anyone else who may have insight into my situation would offer advice I would greatly appreciate it! Keep in mind that either way I will continue to pursue my BSN which will hopefully be completed by the end of 2015.