What to do when you question why you became a nurse...and you will - page 2

I remember the exact moment I knew that I wanted to be a nurse. It was Career Day at my High School. Junior year, 1983. I walked into the building not knowing where to start, feeling completely... Read More

  1. by   brandy1017
    Quote from DTWriter
    2 Cents here -

    Honestly, chances are they will fire you or force you to resign the moment they find a replacement.

    Do you watch Game of Thrones? If so, remember the scene where Queen Cersei ripped up a will?

    Don't bother asking the DON how to resign. Read your employee's handbook; it should explain how to do it. You are not obligated to stay at any job; read the contract, pay the penalty, and bounce. Ideally, you should not quit until you have another job secured BUT you are at a breaking point and you revealed to DON that you want to resign, so... The sooner, the better, before they do something to mess with your license.

    Also - are you willing to relocate? There are hospitals that will take nurses with even a month of experience, though, they (at least the ones I have come across) prefer 6 months - and you got that.
    I disagree with your advice for her to up and quit. It could be very detrimental. Better to seek out stress management, look for another job and once that is secured quit. I highly doubt they are planning on firing her. The write up was just to limit liability. Please don't encourage her to make such a rash decision. See my other response where a coworker sadly quit her job over a small incident where she overreacted and now is in dire straights. I'm sure she wishes she could go back in time and change things, but sadly for her it is too late!
  2. by   Melvin Mokube
    Thanks, I am grateful