Okay guys, need some resources, advice, etc. I work at a major hospital in the chicago area as a PCT (I have been here for 5 years). I recently graduated nursing school
, and will be sitting for boards in a couple weeks.
MY ISSUE: Due to the wonderful economy, there is absolutely nothing available at any hospitals, including my own. My floor is overstaffed as it is right now. I really do not want to leave the facility I've been at for five years, and I've been speaking with my manager since the summer before my last year about my plans and how I want to stay on this unit. She said that I am next in line if something opens up, and that she would give me something now if she could, BUT she told me, worse case scenario is that I would have to stay a PCT for a couple months until something opens up.
I need some major advice because I can't seem to find any definitive resource. My manager says she would let me stay working as a PCT if I couldn't transition to RN right away, but all the nurses I work with are telling me that once I have the piece of paper in my hand, I will pretty much be fired. I need something definitive to work with so I'm not left unemployed after working so hard for 2 years to get where I am today.