Transferring to another unit

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    I need to transfer to another unit. I am one of those who cant stand gossiping, and the constant yakking is driving me crazy! How do I request a transfer sucessfully without letting my NM know that I dislike my coworkers?

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    Quote from madfowl
    I need to transfer to another unit. I am one of those who cant stand gossiping, and the constant yakking is driving me crazy! How do I request a transfer sucessfully without letting my NM know that I dislike my coworkers?
    That is terrible. I would not like to work in a place like that either. It was that way when I worked in LTC as a CNA. Yuck! to the gossip and dramaIf I were you,I would say that I wanted to continue to learn and grow in job experience in order to truly find my niche in nursing I hope this helps a bit. Good luck and keep your chin up it will get better!
    Cauliflower likes this.
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    yea... there's a million and one reasons people decide to leave their current unit. Mention something about wanting to broaden horizons, or learn a new field, or you want to challenge yourself a little more etc. No need to bring the coworkers into it at all =)
    NewTexasRN likes this.
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    I don't know the whole story but If I were you I would NOT transfer to another unit just because of gossip. Its simple. Go to work and keep your mouth shut and everything will be ok. Don't even listen to what others are saying about other people. In nursing yakking and gossip is everywhere, even outside of nursing. If I left every job due to gossip I wouldn't have one !

    Good luck on the transfer.
    JMHO.
    JB2007, ledzepfan, and ann4997 like this.
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    Seriously, that was my thought. I've always had gossiping at work. Some places more than less. You may go somewhere else where the gossiping is WORSE!! I can handling gossiping, it's the backstabbing I can't stand!!
    Good Luck!!
    MBARNBSN likes this.
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    Quote from biker nurse
    seriously, that was my thought. i've always had gossiping at work. some places more than less. you may go somewhere else where the gossiping is worse!! i can handling gossiping, it's the backstabbing i can't stand!!
    good luck!!
    exactly... all nursing units, even the good ones, have gossips... however the backstabbing is what can get one fired and put one at risk of losing his/her nursing license! backstabbing is dangerous to the patients.

    op: is your unit one that will put a patient's life at jeopardy just to prove a point to another nurse? if not, i would re-think a transfer because there is no way to escape gossips in the workplace.
    JB2007 likes this.
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    This unit is where i want to work is basically an independent role. I will be by myself. Ill give anything for peace and quiet.
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    Great. You can just say that you were looking for a more "autonomous" position. Don't feel bad about trying to stay sane. Your patients will appreciate it.
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    i have no prejudice, but some nurses are gossipers. I have an incident with my coworker, and the whole hospital knows in five minute. Now I request to transfer to another unit so that I can concentrate on learning new skills. I prefer working with nurses that can give me a hand, not the ones that only use her month to criticize
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    I wondered about this too-----what's the most graceful way to handle a transfer if you'll likely be running into the nurses in your former department?


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