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.
Mar 24, '12
You should stay at least a year if that is the program length. You were honest about your interest so maybe once its getting close to a year you can start looking for ICU openings. Good luck with the new job!
Last edit by mrsrosstobe on Mar 24, '12