I've been an RN for 5 years but only worked in LTC for two months. I really like this new place, and I can see there are many opportunities for advancement. Currently I know of openings for unit manager and nurse practice educator. How soon is too soon to apply or express interest in advancing? I don't want to be laughed at for applying too soon or not taken seriously. But my mom is DON at a different facility, and she recently told me she had worked her way up to ADON within two years of becoming an RN.