This is going to be a long post so please bear with me. I work as a CNA at my hospital and I recently took my NCLEX and applied for their new grad program. Good for me is that I GOT THE JOB!!!! My NCLEX results will be posted December 18th (according to the BRN) and the new job start date is December 21st
My dilemma is this... I haven't seen my father and my grandmother in nearly 10 years. They live in China. My mom, sister, and I have finally saved up enough money to go visit them for a month in March 2016. A WHOLE MONTH. The problem is, if I am to start this new grad program, I am sure that if I tell them I'm leaving for a month, they will ultimately disqualify me and I will be jobless because as soon as my license posts, I will be unable to continue working there as a CNA.
What should I do? Some people have suggested that I just bite the bullet and be jobless but I can't afford that as I take care of both my mom and sister. Others have said to take the job and then ask for the month of March off due to a "family emergency". I'm not sure about this option as it seems.... unethical...
I would appreciate some advice.
Thank you nursing community!!!