I find that this is a place where virtually any nursing concern can be discussed. I find myself in a dilemma where I have a sick parent and she needs me to take care of her. In addition, I will be getting married soon and have lots of planning and important decisions to make. As far as my mom's health is concerned, my younger sister has just resumed school and my other sister will not be home to assist in her care until three weeks from now. However, because this is around the time of my already approved vacation, I don't want it to look like I just want extra time off. However that is the least of my worries.
I work in a private hospital in NYC. Should I just inquire about and ask for a leave of absence effective right away and lasting for three weeks or just give them my resignation letter and find something else more convenient to my schedule? Since this is sort of an emergency situation, will it be professional if I make my resignation effective right away instead two weeks?
Please help me make the best decision for my career as a nurse. I really don't know what to do. But I need to leave my job and I must do it in the most professional manner possible.
FYI I have been working for 7 months now.
Thanks in advance
Wouldn't you qualify for FMLA? Might be better to look into it first instead of resigning.
Last edit by pooh1258 on Sep 5, '12
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