Not sure if I like new facility

  1. So I have been a per diem CNA for over a year n a half at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and I absolutely love it there, I usually put myself on the schedule for 4 shifts a week. I am 20 years old and will be attending nursing school soon. Anyways, I have applied to a new facility because I am not getting enough hours at my original hospital. So I applied to the new facility, Morristown Memorial and I had an interview with a nurse manager. So I pretty much have the job but I am unsure if I like it. The Nurse Manager from the unit wasnt that nice and I guess that put a damper on my trip down to the facility and making me second guess.

    I guess I am so used to the mini hospital that I work at now and knowing alot of the staff and to switch to a bigger hospital where I know no one is what is worrying me. I am nervous I wont like it and with nursing school coming soon is it even worth it for me to have a 2nd CNA job. This job is also per diem but I have to commit to 2 weekends a month.

    Any advice on what I should do?? Help!?
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  3. by   Double-Helix
    Two CNA jobs is a lot during nursing school, but I think you're setting yourself up well for the future. Both Barnabas Health and Atlantic Health Systems are huge providers of medical care in central and northern NJ. Barnabas Health has seven affiliated hospitals and Atlantic Health has three. Being an employee of both of those systems (especially with several years of seniority) will give you a very good chance of being hired as an RN once you graduate from nursing school. I would definitely suggest keeping both jobs, even if you can only work your minimum required hours at times.

    Change is difficult for everyone, and there is no way to know exactly what it will be like or whether you'll like it more/less than your current job. But Morristown Memorial is a beautiful, state of the art hospital that serves a wide population. From what I've heard, they tend to be good to their employees and I'm sure you'll get great experience. Again, even if it's not your favorite job, you're giving yourself a huge advantage for the future.