I am a CNA/Unit Secretary/Telemetry Technician on the Med/Surg Wing of a local hospital. I have been employed there for 6 months and love it so much that I am applying to nursing school in August. My Mother, who I would say I have a close relationsip with, has been employed at the same hospital for over 20 years. She is an RN who has 15+ years of ICU experience, Med/Surg experience, and 3+ years of experience in the Case Management/Utilization Review Dept. She recently was offered a position as Asst. Director of Nursing in the Nursing Home adjoining the hospital (and run by the same company). She accepted the position and has been in this position for approx. 4 months. Within the last week, the Nurse Manager position of the Med/Surg Wing has become vacant. My Mother is unhappy in her current position and has applied for the Nurse Mgr. position. The position is between her and 1 other person, however, if she were to get the position, I would have to transfer o a different dept. I don't want to transfer to a different dept., but on the other hand, I don't think my Mother should miss out on the opportunity if offered because I work on the Med/Surg floor. She possibly could be the best candidate for the job and quite frankly, loads of co-workers feel the same. No one has approached me about the possiblitity of transferring to a different dept., but I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place. Any advice would be greatly, GREATLY appreciated!!!!!
THANKS - SHINYEMERALD