Leaving one job for another

  1. Situation: Leaving a LTC job with ridiculous ratios and no assistance or backup on 12 hour nights. perk of this job- 12 hours allows me 3 days off in a row every week/every other week. However, I work basically every holiday and every other weekend.

    New job offer- a clinic nurse job, pays 5k more, however, in a bad part of town and work 8-5 daily, less days off, however, benefits and sick days/vaca are better

    I am comfortable in my current job but don't enjoy it, but am afraid of a new job where I may need to use skills I haven't practiced since nursing school since I've been stuck in LTC, mainly, afraid of venipuncture with no practice.


    Any advice or input? I already accepted the new job but haven't quit the old job, I am in limbo.
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    About JZ_RN

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    RN; from US
    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Oncology

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  3. by   Vinceq98
    you cant find out what you want in life if you stay behind your comfort zone looking out through the glass window.

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    Situation: Leaving a LTC job with ridiculous ratios and no assistance or backup on 12 hour nights. perk of this job- 12 hours allows me 3 days off in a row every week/every other week. However, I work basically every holiday and every other weekend.

    New job offer- a clinic nurse job, pays 5k more, however, in a bad part of town and work 8-5 daily, less days off, however, benefits and sick days/vaca are better

    I am comfortable in my current job but don't enjoy it, but am afraid of a new job where I may need to use skills I haven't practiced since nursing school since I've been stuck in LTC, mainly, afraid of venipuncture with no practice.


    Any advice or input? I already accepted the new job but haven't quit the old job, I am in limbo.
  4. by   not.done.yet
    Never turn down a job because you will have to practice skills you are uncomfortable doing. You weren't comfortable doing all you do now at one point in time. It is good, especially as a nurse, to push yourself.

    Good luck!
  5. by   roser13
    Find a local facility (hospital, ASC) that will allow you to shadow the phlebotomy team for a day. Or in the case of an ASC, shadow an RN who pre-ops and starts IV's all day long. Not that they'd allow you to practice, but simply observing technique for a day can be very helpful.
  6. by   JZ_RN
    Thanks guys, all good advice. I am excited to work with A+O patients at least ha!

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