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- by NurseAnnie123 Jun 14, '12I 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?
- Jun 14, '12 by Been there,done thatI 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?
- Jun 15, '12 by NurseCardI also vote yes. Go for it!
- Jun 15, '12 by ixchelQuote from MN-NurseProperly ruthless and egocentric! Ha! Best job description ever! I may have to use that sometime!Sounds like you are properly ruthless and egocentric enough for management.
Go for it. Someone's gotta do it.
- Jun 15, '12 by edmiaI 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.
- Jun 15, '12 by Been there,done thatQuote from classicdameSo .. my ethics have led to another shot in the heart.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.
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.,