Uncomfortable Situation, Need Advice

  1. Hello, all!

    I've gotten myself into an uncomfortable situation, and am looking for some advice. I'm an RN in a tiny little hospital on the West Coast, and recently management approached me and asked if I would be interested in joining the wound care team. I was thrilled, as wound care is something I've always been interested in, and said yes.

    We've had some issues with wound care recently, including a state visit regarding it. The "Wound Care Team" consists of one nurse, and now myself as well. I have concerns about my new boss, and apparently so did management. Now I'm in the uncomfortable situation where I am under the impression from management that I'm being groomed to replace my new boss, and she has no idea.

    I believe change needs to happen, I simply hate being smack in the middle of it. Any advice on how to proceed or handle the situation? I don't want to back out, as it is a great opportunity, and changes are needed. I've been asked to provide management with notes on my orientation, which I have done. I've tried to give a fair/objective assessment, including both strengths and weaknesses. My boss however isn't aware of this, and I feel very uncomfortable.

    Some thoughts from experienced nurses would be great, as well as advice from anyone who has been in a similar situation.

    -Jayni
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