LPN student, want to quit my job as a Nursing Aide?

  1. I've been a Nursing Aide for a little under 9 months now and I feel that I am ready to throw in the towel. I am graduating from an LPN program in about two months after I complete 400-hours of placement at the hospital, where I would potentially like to get hired.

    At the moment I am working full-time hours for placement and only call-ins at work. I have recently been given a 'talking to' for not picking up enough shifts, but I just do not have the availability right now.

    We are understaffed a lot and the ratios are usually about 1 aide to 10 patients, which I know is common for LTC. However, I am finding the work challenging and I still can't keep up.

    On top of that, I live with my grandmother who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and emphysema. She needs help to do a lot of things around the house. Between this, work, and school I have been under an unhealthy amount of stress lately.

    I know that I am not working a lot of hours and could maybe stick it out for a few more months if I really had to, but since I don't plan on working there anyway it kind of feels like unnecessary stress.

    This is not an impulsive thing, as I have been thinking of quitting for a few months now, but would it be 'burning a bridge' per se?

    I could hand in my two weeks notice as early as tomorrow night.

    Is 9 months long enough to put on a resume? What reasons should I give in my resignation letter, if any, and what do I say if people ask?

    Thank you.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Scottishtape
    Obviously 9 months isn't an ideal length of time to remain in one position, however, you have a really good reason for resigning: clinical placement.

    I would put it on your resume and when you apply places, I would write that I resigned WITH NOTICE in order to focus on clinical placement.

    Good luck!
  4. by   Cream and sugar LPN
    I agree with scottishtape, just be sure to give proper notice- you never know who knows who in this business, people in administration move around a lot. I've had the same DNS twice already and the positions were an hour driving apart! It happens!
    And I'm so sorry about your grandmother❤️

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