Opinions about transferring unit?
- 0Mar 20, '12 by CandynHello there,
Any opinions will be highly appreciated.
I am a NEW GRADUATE RN. I got a job in PCU and my plan is to transfer to an ICU in the same hospital.
My question is:
- What is the appropriate time frame to transfer? I feel like it is bad to transfer as soon as possible after the unit takes me in as a new graduate and train me.
- Are employers usually open to employee transfer to different unit for something I like or to gain more experience on other specialties?
- Any suggestions on how to make the transfer that will not leave a bad impression on the manager as well as the unit.
The manager knows I like ICU and he even asked if I applied to ICU position, which I did but I got this job offer first and accepted it. It is a great unit with lot of learning opportunities.
- 1Mar 22, '12 by Ruby VeeQuote from candynam i correct in understanding that you haven't even started the job yet? then how do you know you won't absolutely love it? i think you're putting the cart before the horse, here. but yes, you should stay at least one year.i do not have to sign a contract, but in all the new grad bsns are enrolled into a 1 year residency program, so i think it is best to stay at least 1 year????????
- 0Mar 23, '12 by CandynRuby Vee,
Yes, I have not even started the job yet and I did not say I will not love it. I said "It is a great unit with lot of learning opportunities." I am just saying my dream job is a ICU position and asking for opinions on the length and how to make transfer best for the employer and unit
- 0Mar 24, '12 by CandynHi Caliotter3,
Are you saying that it is not a good idea to let people know about my interest to transfer to an ICU? I want to be honest. I told the nurse manager that my interest is ICU, but I want to start with the unit to improve my skills and it is best for new grad to start in a step-down unit than right into a ICU. Is it a good way to say?