Should I Apply for Management?? | allnurses

Should I Apply for Management??

  1. 0 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?
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. Visit  ckh23 profile page
    #1 2
    I vote yes
  4. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
    #2 0
    I vote no, professionally speaking, you owe the Quality manager a year. Did you have any sort of discussion regarding your length of stay in that position?
  5. Visit  classicdame profile page
    #3 4
    I do not see why you owe anyone. What is so magical about a year? Apply and see what happens. I like to see my staff progress professionally. Makes me proud.
  6. Visit  NurseCard profile page
    #4 0
    I also vote yes. Go for it!
  7. Visit  MN-Nurse profile page
    #5 1
    Sounds like you are properly ruthless and egocentric enough for management.

    Go for it. Someone's gotta do it.
  8. Visit  ixchel profile page
    #6 0
    Quote from MN-Nurse
    Sounds like you are properly ruthless and egocentric enough for management.

    Go for it. Someone's gotta do it.
    Properly ruthless and egocentric! Ha! Best job description ever! I may have to use that sometime!
  9. Visit  edmia profile page
    #7 0
    I vote Yes because there aren't many in management who actually want and like that job. If you have the spirit for it, do it.
  10. Visit  LaneyB profile page
    #8 1
    I also say yes because who knows when a position like this will open again. Do you feel comfortable giving your manager a heads up and seeing how she feels about it?
  11. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
    #9 0
    Quote from classicdame
    I do not see why you owe anyone. What is so magical about a year? Apply and see what happens. I like to see my staff progress professionally. Makes me proud.
    So .. my ethics have led to another shot in the heart.
    Personally, I feel .. if someone has given me a position...." 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.."

    I would feel beholden at least for a year.,
  12. Visit  edmia profile page
    #10 0
    Quote from Been there,done that
    I would feel beholden at least for a year.,
    Well, the OP has already been at the job for 9 months, so in theory, while she's going through all the interviewing and HR stuff she could make that 12 months.

    I always felt guilty leaving a job for a better one, but in the end I had to choose what was best for my career and family.
  13. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
    #11 1
    I think you should apply for it. My fear is that your CNO may have mentioned to your boss that you are interested in the position, but that's just a guess. Nothing is confidential anymore, it seems.

    Apply for the job, and if/when you get the offer, THEN cross the bridge of how to address your manager.
  14. Visit  Altra profile page
    #12 2
    Quote from MN-Nurse
    Sounds like you are properly ruthless and egocentric enough for management.

    Go for it. Someone's gotta do it.
    Huh??

    Can you point out the ruthlessness and/or the egocentricity present in the OP's post?

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