ever since i began my very first clinical at the va, i just knew that was the place for me. i absolutely enjoy the environment, the nurses, and especially the veteran patients. i've had two later clinicals at the va during the remaining of my bsn program. i also worked there for a couple of months as a student nurse technician (snt), but must've made such a great impression that i've been selected for the inpatient position! i am super excited!
so, my question is whether or not i should quit my current job or just take it down to prn. it's a night shift in which i'm working 2-3 nights per week (i'm hired only part time) and i've worked there only for a month. it's for an addiction and recovery center, so it's basically just a "cushiony" job as it does not advance any of my nursing skills except for brief assessments.
i've spoken to a few people and half say to just keep it as prn and only take one shift a month or when i would like a little extra cash (holidays, etc.). while others say that i'll be so set at the va that i shouldn't even bother with the extra stress and the little extra money isn't going to really make a difference.
i am so excited that i got into the va!!!!
i didn't need to do my physical since i just had it done for my snt position, i completed my fingerprints, now just waiting to get the e-mail to do the e-qip (which i've heard was a pain???). i already have my start orientation date. so, when should i submit a letter to my current employer about whichever decision i'll be making (quit or prn)?
thank you everyone and i enjoy reading everyone's current experience with the different vas on here!