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Resignation letter

  1. 0 Hi,

    Could someone tell me when we write resignation letter in nursing then who would youwrite to? i mean do you write to DON, Nurse manager....." DEAR DON or DEAR nurse manager" ?
    TIA
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  3. Visit  Hoozdo profile page
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    To whom it may concern,
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    I've always addressed my resignation letters, "To whom it may concern."

    If I addressed any person in the letter as "Dear ______," I'd be lying through my teeth. After all, none of my DONs, ADONs, nurse managers, or chief nursing officers have been dear to me.
  5. Visit  annmariern profile page
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    I was contemplating mine.
    Dear Mr XXX
    I am submitting my resignation effective immediately. Would like to say what a positive and pleasant experience this has been for me, unfortunatly thats impossible.
    sincerely,
    one fed up, burned out nurse
    what do you think, to subtle?
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  6. Visit  dream'n profile page
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    I personally try not to burn bridges (even when I really want to.) I usually write something simple like this:

    To Whom It May Concern,
    Please accept this as my letter of resignation. My final work day will be xx/xx/xxxx.

    Sincerly,
    Dream'n


    (If I liked the place I might change it to state: With sadness I submit this letter as my resignation. I have enjoyed my time here and have learned much.)
  7. Visit  llg profile page
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    I use the person's name. "Dear Mrs. ____" ... or "Dear Jane," as I am usually on a first-name basis with my boss. Their full name and title is in the inside address above the salutation.

    To not use his/her name when you actually know the person is rude. How would you feel if your supervisor wrote something to you alone (not a general mailing to all employees) and addressed it to "Dear Employee" ?
  8. Visit  suanna profile page
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    usualy:
    Dear XXXRN, DON BS Medical Center,
    or to your immediate director:
    Dear XXXRN director BS care Unit, BS Medical Center

    "Dear" doesn't imply a state of familiarity, it's just accepted format for a letter-
    I have seen them with To: XXXRN DON...
    but the removal fo the "dear" can be seen as an implied slurr.- don't burn your bridges-if for no other reason than a reference.
  9. Visit  Ms Kylee profile page
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    I always lie...

    "Dear XXX."

    After much soul searching and with deep regret (Yeah, right.. I just can't wait to get the heck outta here, but I can't tell you that) that I offer my letter of resignation, effective xx/xx/xxxx.

    I have enjoyed my time with XYZ Hospital (No I haven't, but I can't say that w/o looking like the dork of the year) and I have learned much (backstabbing, two facedness, how to be a total wench and rude to patients.. which is the real reason why I am leaving, but again, I can't say that) in the position of ______.

    I have accepted an offer from ABC Hospital and I will be commencing employment with them on xx/xx/xxxx.

    Thank you for the opportunities you have provided to me during my employment of XYZ Hospital.

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Kylee
    (Who really can't wait to get the heck out but is playing by the rules so I don't get a bad reference).
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  10. Visit  bollweevil profile page
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    Quote from Kylee45
    I always lie...

    "Dear XXX."

    After much soul searching and with deep regret (Yeah, right.. I just can't wait to get the heck outta here, but I can't tell you that) that I offer my letter of resignation, effective xx/xx/xxxx.

    I have enjoyed my time with XYZ Hospital (No I haven't, but I can't say that w/o looking like the dork of the year) and I have learned much (backstabbing, two facedness, how to be a total wench and rude to patients.. which is the real reason why I am leaving, but again, I can't say that) in the position of ______.

    I have accepted an offer from ABC Hospital and I will be commencing employment with them on xx/xx/xxxx.

    Thank you for the opportunities you have provided to me during my employment of XYZ Hospital.

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Kylee
    (Who really can't wait to get the heck out but is playing by the rules so I don't get a bad reference).

    Is it necessary to say you are going to work for someone else? I think I have just always said for personal and family reasons, moving from the city, to attend school full-time.

    By all means, OP, be courteous so you can return to this place if you want to. Address it to your immediate boss, I think.
  11. Visit  Karley9336 profile page
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    i wrote mine to my unit manager and addressed her by name in it. not trying to hijack your thread, but on the same subject....what is a normal "notice"? my previous job, i gave a two week notice and when i talked to the unit manager 5 months later...she told me that was not sufficient notice. my co-workers whom i got along with well, did not see any problem with that amount of time.:thnkg:


  12. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    for a floor nurse or any other non-managerial employee, a 2 week notice of resignation is usually acceptable and typically the accepted standard in the professional world. for supervisors, managerial employees, and nursing instructors, a 1 month notice of resignation is normally required, as these types of workers supposedly take longer to replace.
    Quote from karleern320
    i wrote mine to my unit manager and addressed her by name in it. not trying to hijack your thread, but on the same subject....what is a normal "notice"? my previous job, i gave a two week notice and when i talked to the unit manager 5 months later...she told me that was not sufficient notice. my co-workers whom i got along with well, did not see any problem with that amount of time.:thnkg:


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  13. Visit  crb613 profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    For a floor nurse or any other non-managerial employee, a 2 week notice of resignation is usually acceptable and typically the accepted standard in the professional world. For supervisors, managerial employees, and nursing instructors, a 1 month notice of resignation is normally required, as these types of workers supposedly take longer to replace.
    When I went from full time to PRN a 1 month notice was required.
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  14. Visit  nurseinlimbo profile page
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    here our union contract requires that we give 28 days written notice. I address it to the DOC and just write a simple note that states when my notice is effective and if there is a legitimate reason such as returning to school, pursuing another postion, reducing hours or personal interests I might state that depending on my familiarity with the manager.

    It's funny, because I have given notice to return to school and been called in to the office (in what I think was their attempt to keep me on) and told that if I left I might be charged for benefits, and when I said I didn't have benefits they acted as thought they didn't know what else to say. If they had told me they valued me and didn't want to lose me it might have made me reconsider, but I guess it shows you where they are with things, it's all about $$$.

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