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Advice on taking VA position or Float Pool?

jenny966 jenny966 (New) New

So I currently work weekend option at a hospital & have been for 3 years & can't wait to leave it. I applied for VA & after months & months of paper work & waiting, I finally received an official offer from VA making $8000 more a year than I do working weekend option. Initially, va said I would rotate shifts but after speaking with the nurse manager of va, she informed me that I would indeed be working nights. Six 12 hour shifts & one 8 hour shift a pay period. Im a single mom & have a toddler son & family would be able to help here & there (when I thought rotating shifts) but not sure I can handle straight nights. Then, I was informed that a day shift float position at my current hospital is available & the pay is same as weekend option but only requires 1 weekend a month. I here how crazy I would be to turn down a va spot & people keep saying get your foot in the door & transfer bit you have to work 1 yr before you can transfer. Hands down va benefits are WAY better than my employer but.. is it worth it? What would you do?


Specializes in MDS, Med Surg. Has 13 years experience.

It's been a while since your initial post, what did you decide on?