Yes, unprofessional. Send her an email asking for a time during the week that the two of you can meet, and turn in your resignation then. If you have another job during the week, ask for the day off or ask if you can take a few hours off.
Yes, it is unprofessional. You only need to find 5 minutes during the week to stop by. Turning your resignation letter should just be a quick in and out process, 2-3 minutes. It should be up to your manager to schedule a meeting at a later time to discuss, wrap things up, etc after they've spoken to HR.
You can do anything you want...but, very unprofessional and does not bode well for your character. I would not give a good reference for you if ever needed. I also would probably not rehire you. Remember, nursing is a small community and eventually we meet up with folks we worked with or know of. Don't start off on the wrong foot. You should be establishing a strong reputation right now. So Please do the right thing. Meet in person, thank them for the opportunity and leave the door open wide, you never know when you may need them.Peace!
I don't think this sort of thing would ever be professional to do via email.
Some facilities use email more than others. Sometimes, email is a good method of communication, even professional communication, because of the way that organization does things.
But this is a decision that will drastically change the place you work. It's not just some quick little relatively unimportant detail, it's a big deal. Definitely find some way to talk to them personally.
My opinion is the same. Tacky! And I'll add unprofessional as well...
NO! You should not give notice via e-mail.
I read the above post.....and I think it is totally appropriate to email a thank you. In fact my husband is an executive and every interview he has ever been on a "thank you" has been sent electronically.......you would look out of date sending it in any other format. This is how people communicate now.....
In terms of a resignation....I think if you work off shift or weekends a call should be made to the manager and it can be followed up with a meeting (if the manager thinks it is necessary) and an email or letter of resignation. People's time is valuable, including a manager's time.....I would put the ball in their court.
I have several acquaintances that have been fired/laid off by email, sometimes while they were at work. I have one close friend that received a diagnosis of Paget's by email (though admittedly she kept having trouble seeing the MD in question in a timely manner - when time was of the essence). And know several nurses that were email "screened" by prospective employers for staff positions (no, not agency or travelers).
If the OP is well liked, a valuable staffer or difficult to replace, at very least the resignation of the staffer will be a great inconvenience. The manager will have to fill the spot, get staff to work extra weekends (imagine the griping and whining) and deal with training/orienting someone or often covering. If the OP is not a valued staffer, well this makes them look worse.
Nursing is a small universe - everyone talks to everyone. While HR may just give out basic data, managers have ways of finding out the treasure and the dirt on prospective employees, and they have long memories.
In the current economy, it does not pay to act recklessly when resigning.
If the employer had the good grace to interview you/hire you/pay you, the least you you can do is resign in person. Really, hoe hard is that?