I've been an RN for over a year, and have worked on a Med/Surg (primarily Surgical) unit for over a year. I relocated to a smaller hospital after ADN school, and have really enjoyed it.
I have great co-workers, solid 7a-7p hours, and am respected and well liked by patients and co-workers.
Here's my problem: I hate the city where I live. I relocated down here from the city because I didn't want to make the commute (like two of my peers made).
After a solid year of acute care experience, I have applied to two hospitals back in the city and have gotten interviews for both.
One is a cardiology unit, and the other is for an ER position.
Today just had a telephone interview about 10mins ago for the ER position and thought it went pretty well. I'm always a glass half empty type of guy, so I know there could always be improvement with anything. My face to face interview for the ER position is on the 11/21.
My interview for the cardio unit is on the 26th.
My main problem is that I need references (particuarly my manager/supervisor) for these interviews.
How do I go about asking my nurse manage and supervisor this?
I just had my one year review last week (which was a month late) and was told how great, liked, and awesome I've been as an RN.
Again, I love my co-workers and boss. I am liked (not trying to be cocky) and respected by staff and physcians. I feel as if I bring a bit of youthful fun and energy to my unit.
But I do miss home, and the city....
I feel selfish for wanting to leave a good thing; and I'm sure they are sick of one year 'dippers'.
Any advice on my situation?