I was a CNA for the SNF that I interviewed at for a year and a half. I know the place and I know the people. The CNAs burn out and leave quite often, for good reason. The RNs, hardly ever leave.
Anyway, I interviewed yesterday for a charge nurse position for the Sub-acute side. These are people that were discharged from the hospital for some rehab before going home. Sometimes they are still pretty sick.
I have never held a management position before, unless you count leading children in activities. Frankly, I'm scared to death of the 60 patient, 3 nurse, 10 CNA load I would have. The orientation time given was: when I'm ready.
I feel like I interviewed well, but left with a bad gut feeling. At the end, I dread going in as a CNA. Not because of the type of work it is, but because we were chronically understaffed and ran out of supplies. I'm thinking she'll extend me a job offer, since I'm fresh out of school and cheap. I am just not sure if I want it.
I passed NCLEX a week ago, and have been filling out applications like crazy. 10 hospitals in town and most are already done hiring their new grads for the season.