I have a meeting in a couple of weeks to talk with my DON. I finish my ADN program next month and have been asked to seriously consider taking on the 3-11 shift supervisor position. We have a broad range of cares - skilled, intermediate, an alzheimer's unit and a residential care (assisted living) level....approx. 140 residents - plus 100+ residents who live in totally independent units but will call for nursing assessment
/assistance in an emergency.
I've only worked in nursing since I started my nursing program. One year as a CNA and then the last 9 months as a part-time LPN. I was the social worker here before. I have almost 10 years in so I know the facility, the residents.
BUT.........am I ready to be a supervisor with so little clinical experience? I told my DON that I want to discuss the expectations of the postition. I have concerns that the other nurses will accept me in that position.
What should I be thinking about as I prepare for this meeting with my DON? We've worked together the last 9+ years, I think we like and respect each other so my expectation is that she'll be honest with me.
Any words of experience for me to consider?
Or should I politely thank them for the offer and walk away as fast as my short legs will take me?