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How to give a 2 week notice

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So ive been at my long term care facility for 8 years. 7 as a CNA and 1 as a RN charge nurse and RN house supervisor. I knew I didn't want to stay there long after I got my RN but I was trying to make it 2 years. My company was bought out and taken over by a corporation in october and has since continued to go downhill. All vacation time was taken away and everyone is a new employee. No cooperation among staff. scheduling mistakes constantly. Management does not discipline. Poor work ethic. Belligerence. Poor care to residents. The staff are a joke and the residents suffer big time. Im so sick of having to tell people do do their jobs and even physically helping them because if i dont initiate it it doesn't get done. Staffing is bare minimum along with 1 on 1. I applied and got a job at the VA which I accepted. Ive tried my hardest to make it but I just can't take the aggravation. I have told them this and got empty promises. I'm very anxious about giving my notice but ive given them every opportunity to change things and counsel people. I need to start my career and the VA has excellent benefits I will never get where i am. I will stay per diem. Has anyone else ever felt anxiety at giving a notice. I feel that they will say I should have given them a hint sooner. However i dont know how long the background checks take so I didn't want to sayanything.

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Tenebrae has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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Just say something along the lines of 

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Dear Supervisor

I am writing to advise you of my resignation. In accordance with my contract my notice is 2 weeks. This will make my last day of work X date. I am keen to remain avaliable on a per diem basis.

Thank you for the opportunity to begin my career in nursing. I have learnt alot that i will take with me to my next position. '

Yours Sincerely

Penny186

 

Always keep it positive. What you learned may be more about the sort of nursing you dont want to do, but the person reading your resignation doesnt need to know what. 

Do make sure you specify an end date, dont just say 2 weeks notice. 

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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It sounds like you have made a good sound decision. It is hard to leave a place you have worked at for so long but dont let that cloud your judgement; you are caring way more about them than they care about you. Dont be anxious about putting in your notice, they do what is right for them and you do what is right for you, they must know how horrible it is there. Just figure out your timing , put in you 2 weeks (or what ever is required there), and leave on a good note, dont burn any bridges. Good luck at the VA, sounds like a great opportunity!

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819Nurse has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SNF/LTACH/CM/Orthopedics/Med Surg.

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All the above suggestions are excellent! And i understsnd where you are coming from with having anxiety about submitting your notice of resignation. But as with any corporation, YOU are just a number to them and are looked at as someone who is very easily disposable. They would not hesitate to let you go for the slightest of infarctions..and with no anxiety on their end. You have to do whats best for you.

Congratulations on the new job with the VA! Thats huge! Keep the same happy positive feelings you had when you were offered the position and submit your notice with the same energy! Good luck to you!

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