I'm rn for 3 yrs here and working for Snf for 2 yrs . My daily routine is passing meds , chart, etc and my asst don encouraging me to try to become supervisor I'm not sure if I can do it and I'm scared. Yesterday my don talk to me and she ask me how many years ie even working? And she told me I should train to be supervisor because its been a while that im rn and she left then she comes back after then she want me to see her on Monday for what? I don't know yet. I'm not sure if I'm ready . I don't know I'm the youngest there and there's a lot of rn's ahead of me. And this might be dumb question in terms of salary if I became a suervisor is my salary would increase automatic or should I ask.any opinion?
Aug 4, '12
I would think long and hard about it. I have seen many times where a nurse with less senority is raised up in order for the supervisor to basically puppet them into how they want them to do their job, or feel like they have to do everything the exact way the supervisor or management wants it done. At my hosp here there is a going theory that this is basically why we only hire new grads-if you have more than a year experience we hardly hire you...that way we can train you exactly how we want, and management can hand pick nice sweet docile nurses who are so greatful for a job that they never step up for how something in the hosp system is wrong or could be changed. just to not make waves. It is sad that it happens but I have seen it across the country! a harsh reality maybe.
If you feel that you aren't ready to do it, then don't. No harm and seeing what the expectations are and speaking with the DON if this is something you would like to do.
good luck with your decision
Aug 4, '12
If you do not think you are ready then you are not ready.
Aug 4, '12
Should something major (or minor) go wrong, it is easy to hold you accountable, and easier still to fire you as a solution to the problem. Many times this is why new nurses are placed into supervisory positions when they are not ready. Easily disposed of pawns.
Aug 15, '12
I dunno if it's right but be because we have new don it seems like she changed everything , she told me I need to undergo orientation if I will be supervisor and because I don't accept it yet she let me orient for not even an hour because I was on the floor atthe same time and yesterday she just put me as supervisor because we're short of nurses and i overwhelmed and it told her I'm not comfortable yet, she said you will be overcome it . Good thing I don't do admissions (honestly I dunno how to do it yet) but I used my whole shift for a it of orders. It's just upset me because we know it's hard to find jobs today. But I'm looking around now for a new job, i dont know
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