I transferred to a position in the Quality Department within our large health system 9 months ago. It was my first venture into Quality, and I am really learning a lot and enjoying it. It was a great career move for me.
It was announced a couple of weeks ago that one of our nurse managers is stepping down. They do not have an internal person set to move into that role. I was immediately interested in the position - I have been in a manager role in the past and really liked it, and I am always interested in growing and advancing. This would be an awesome career step for me and my future, as well as a nice increase in pay if I got it. I have had a conversation with our HR Director about this, and he seemed very pleased at my interest. I have also mentioned my interest to the CNO, who also seemed pleased.
My only reluctance is the fact that I have only been in my current position for less that a year. My Manager was kind enough to hire me into the role, and she relies on me for a lot already. I would feel bad if I left her department, and would feel somewhat disloyal if I applied and didn't get it and she found out..
Should I go ahead and officially apply and see what happens?