How do I tell my bosses (brothers) I'm leaving LTC to return to School Nursing?


  1. Hello,
    I got laid off as a school nurse after the 2002-2003 school year. Since that time I have been working as a staff and admission nurse in a family long term care business, and the pay has been good. I am the only one in a family of 6 that is working, and 2 family members are in college. I have supported my full-time student husband and college child, along with my other children. I have a chance to take a well paying school nurse job at this time, and it is in the town I live in. My oldest child and husband will be graduating in 2006. I am planning on taking this school nurse postion, but am nervous about telling my bosses (my brothers) because this is a "family business" of long term care facilities. I have talked with my husband about this, we could tough it out finacially for one year- take out a Parent Loan for Undergraduate School education if necessary. I miss being in the school environment, and also have children with disabilities (that's how I got involved with school nursing) that would benefit with me being home more. Any thoughts? This offer is too good to pass up. If I stayed in Long Term Care I would be unhappy, by leaving LTC my brothers will be disappointed. There is no win-win situation possible I am afraid. I know this is long, and thank you for reading to this point. Any words of encouragement or advice? Thank you.

    Chris
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  3. by   DDRN4me
    HI Chris,

    I think you said why you were leaving very eloquently here...your brothers are family first, business second, i hope, and they should understand that this is a decision that is best for you and your children. Sure they may be a little disappointed, but they should be able to get past that and see that it will improve your families quality of life! good luck! mary
  4. by   HeleneRN
    I agree with Mary. You need to think of yourself and family first. If you can't verbally tell them, show them your post. It is a well written summary of your feelings. If your brothers do not understand, than what are they doing in the health care field??





    Quote from NE_Chris

    Hello,
    I got laid off as a school nurse after the 2002-2003 school year. Since that time I have been working as a staff and admission nurse in a family long term care business, and the pay has been good. I am the only one in a family of 6 that is working, and 2 family members are in college. I have supported my full-time student husband and college child, along with my other children. I have a chance to take a well paying school nurse job at this time, and it is in the town I live in. My oldest child and husband will be graduating in 2006. I am planning on taking this school nurse postion, but am nervous about telling my bosses (my brothers) because this is a "family business" of long term care facilities. I have talked with my husband about this, we could tough it out finacially for one year- take out a Parent Loan for Undergraduate School education if necessary. I miss being in the school environment, and also have children with disabilities (that's how I got involved with school nursing) that would benefit with me being home more. Any thoughts? This offer is too good to pass up. If I stayed in Long Term Care I would be unhappy, by leaving LTC my brothers will be disappointed. There is no win-win situation possible I am afraid. I know this is long, and thank you for reading to this point. Any words of encouragement or advice? Thank you.

    Chris

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