Hi all. I've been in the LTC setting since I was a new grad LPN (4 yrs ago). I worked as a charge nurse as a new grad for only a couple months. I relocated and took a med nurse position while filling in once in a while as charge nurse at a facility while going for RN. Left LTC to work on a Tele/Med Surge floor for a year then went back to the LTC setting for another year as full time charge nurse. Gained good deal of experience overall in both settings. Recently changed jobs. The new place loves my "strong" personality and skills. A new company has taken over and lots of changes made, making people either want to quit as well as "clean house." Lots of new leadership in place and I've already seen ways that can improve the facility as a charge nurse based on past experience. Pitfall...I'm young (26) and look young, not sure people will accept leadership from me?
Anyways only been there about a month now and they want to promote me to unit manager due to expressing my interest in career growth(just didn't think of it happening now). Also the present unit manager wants to do MDS due to new baby etc but cannot until her position is spoken for. She is not being pushy but enthuised to know someone who wants to do good wants the job. The new company is large and encourages growth, just hoping I can meet their expectations. I feel I can be molded and will follow their "ways" as long as they are ethical etc...just nervous about taking on the headaches of unit manager as well as the big responsibilities that go with it, especially since I plan on starting a family within the year as well.
Any advice will be helpful and thankful.
Last edit by pn2rn08 on Jan 1, '11