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by CSPL CSPL (New Member) New Member Student

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In need of advice! I’m a recent grad, and I started a residency program for a medical unit 6 weeks ago. Today another hospital in town contacted me asking if I would interview and apply for a NICU position that just opened up. I did my capstone hours in this NICU and had expressed my desire to work there before I graduated, but there was no position open at the time. I didn’t even apply for this job, they contacted me! NICU is my DREAM. I love the hospital I am currently working at and especially my team, but I miss working with my babies. Is it ok to leave one job for my dream job if they end up offering me it? I don’t know if another opportunity will come up, but I also don’t want to burn bridges and want to be considerate! I did not sign a contract to the hospital I’m currently working at, I just feel bad about leaving! Anybody else been in a similar situation? What did you do or what would you do?

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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12 hours ago, CSPL said:

I don’t know if another opportunity will come up, but I also don’t want to burn bridges and want to be considerate

Working at a job for 8-10 weeks will probably burn bridges with that hospital, but if you get an offer at the hospital and unit you want then it is irrelevant. It is likely that once you notify your current employer that you have accepted the other job, they will let you go without you needing to finish up your 2 weeks notice.

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Interview for the position. If you get it, just give notice as required and remain professional. This will be nothing but a blip on the radar. They will be annoyed but most likely nothing more than that. You probably won't get to work out your notice, as there's no point in wasting resources training you for a job you aren't going to hold.

As for feeling guilty - don't. The hospital would not hesitate to lay you off if they need to.

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If it's your dream job, I would go for it. The current hospital won't like it, but at least it's early on. And as the previous poster said, the hospital would not hesitate to lay you off if they needed it!

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A dream job offer and you know the environment.  That is a dream.  Yes, I'd do it.  Keep a business approach about leaving. It's nothing personal , just business.

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