I am a May grad who has been working in a LTC/Rehab on the rehab side. I have had 20 pt/shift for the last month. It is horrid. I can barely get meds done, have to stay over to chart (I am surprised I haven't gotten in trouble for overtime). I am the only RN that works the floor.
On a whim, I applied for a new grad position at a renowned hospital. Top 10 (I don't want to give away my location). I got the job!!!!! HUGE opportunity. I asked the administrator how much notice they needed. Was told 2 weeks. gave 2 1/2. Well, come to find out policy states 30 days. gave 19. If I leave, I will be "not recommended for rehire" which I guess is slightly better than "not eligible". I was told if I could figure out a way to work some hours (no time frame or # given) that would put me in good standing. This is a "right to work" state.
I really feel I should just go on and not worry about it. I plan on staying where I am going.
I just don't know how I am going to fit in extra shifts while taking a class, going through orientation and not knowing what hours my preceptor is going to give me. Changing my start date is not an option. All my appts in HR are already set up.