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Hi, I currently work on a Med/Surg floor and have been there for 7 months. I just accepted a full time position at a nursing home, since this has always been my passion and I now realize my calling... Read More

  1. Visit  monkeybug profile page
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    At our local hospital all professionals (nurses, RT, PT, etc.) must give 4 weeks notice. To leave before that point will make you ineligible for rehire. Look in your facility's policy and procedure to see. Don't burn any bridges you might need to cross 10 years from now!
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  2. Visit  monkeybug profile page
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    Quote from netglow
    If anyone believes that they will be able to go back to an old employer and work again even with the "stellar" review, in this day and age where jobs are scarce, you are being had. Never trust an employer. They will be eternally PO'd that you left - nobody cares if you were a great nurse or not - they just don't care because you quit. That's all. You must understand that, they can have 100's of nurses who are experienced ready to take report at a moment's notice. It is no hardship to find nurses to fill a vacant spot - unless the facility is a trainwreck, and cannot keep nurses on staff. These places will be the ones to threaten. You can leave these places at any time people!
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    You might have a difficult time getting back in the same unit (although I can think of 2 specific nurses who left and came back at my last hospital job), but so many hospitals are part of systems. I left one facility, and ended up at another in the same system several years later.
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  3. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    My health authority requires 4 weeks notice. It depends on your HR policy. Everywhere is different.
  4. Visit  Vespertinas profile page
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    Quote from netglow
    If anyone believes that they will be able to go back to an old employer and work again even with the "stellar" review, in this day and age where jobs are scarce, you are being had. Never trust an employer. They will be eternally PO'd that you left - nobody cares if you were a great nurse or not - they just don't care because you quit. That's all. You must understand that, they can have 100's of nurses who are experienced ready to take report at a moment's notice. It is no hardship to find nurses to fill a vacant spot - unless the facility is a trainwreck, and cannot keep nurses on staff. These places will be the ones to threaten. You can leave these places at any time people!
    The last place I left stressed the 4 week notice thing because their end of the policy was that they HAD keep my position available for ME to return if I so chose for 4 or 8 weeks after I left (I forget). Union rules, I'm sure.
  5. Visit  Miiki profile page
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    While a notice is a courtesy not a requirement in most states, you could become ineligible for rehire and get bad references if you don't do what the company requires.
  6. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    Our employee hand book says staff people must give 2 weeks and managers must give 4. In many buildings these days, managers who resign are walked out as soon as they resign....never happened to me. I've always had to work out my notice. In places with nothing in the handbook, my rule of thumb has always been to give as many weeks notice as they gave vacation.
  7. Visit  evolvingrn profile page
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    You should always read your employee handbook before you start applying for new jobs the expectations are highlighted in there. I gave 4 week notice because that was part of my contract agreement . Had i not, they could have deemed me 'not for rehire' per the handbook.
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  8. Visit  ak2190 profile page
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    Meh, unless you think you will end up back at that place, who cares. You don't owe them anything.
  9. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Never burn your bridges though. What happens if/ when you need a reference from that employer? Your next employer will definitely expect to contact someone at your last place of employment. It's professional to provide the required notice.
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  10. Visit  08RNGrad profile page
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    As many others have stated, follow policies as stated in employee handbook, end of story. Never burn bridges. You can't forecast what will happen in the future, you do not want to become ineligible for rehire. All the hospitals I've worked for explicitly require 4 weeks notice in writing. Best of luck to you.
  11. Visit  Beth385 profile page
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    Hourly wage = 2 weeks. Salaried = 4. Give 2 weeks. Unless you were salaried that is sufficient.
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  12. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    No that's not accurate re: hourly vs salary. As many of us have said, the required notice depends on the written HR policy of the institution. I'm paid hourly, and the required notice all employees working with my health authority as an RN is 4 weeks. Two weeks for RNs where I work is not sufficient. Check your policy.
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  13. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from ak2190
    Meh, unless you think you will end up back at that place, who cares. You don't owe them anything.
    Being marked "ineligible for rehire" is never a good thing. Many future employers ask this when they call for references. One place I interviewed at this year, specifically asked "did the employee give notice?" People don't want an employee who will desert them at the drop of a hat. My last job requested 4 weeks notice (for a staff nurse position) and that is what I gave them.
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