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Internal transfers/job hopping

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Alright allnurses folks! Looking for opinions over here! Are internal job transfers considered job hopping? I currently work for a very large health system. I was hired a year ago into my "dream" job. I stayed 8 months and found out that I did not like the unit and wanted to transfer. I transferred to a location much closer that is perfect for my current needs. As much as I love this job- I am beginning my Masters degree and know that I do not plan to stay here the rest of my career (I would like to stay part time if my future job allows it though!) I am hoping to graduate in a year and then apply for either another transfer or just a second job within the health system. Will me having two jobs within approx. three years within the system look like job hopping? Since my first transfer I have kept my benefits as well as seniority. I pretty much just had to get my managers approval and then clock in at the new position. Just trying to not mess up my resume in the future as I have been a RN for two years now. Thank you for your opinions!

NurseCard, ADN

Specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health. Has 13 years experience.

Alright allnurses folks! Looking for opinions over here! Are internal job transfers considered job hopping?.... I am hoping to graduate in a year and then apply for either another transfer or just a second job within the health system. Will me having two jobs within approx. three years within the system look like job hopping?

I personally don't think so. I think it is much better to change jobs but stay within the same company, than to keep hopping from company to company. Now, if you keep getting hired to a particular unit, then asking to transfer within six months, or AS SOON as you are allowed to by company policy... if you do that numerous times then that might look bad.

But three years with the same company, and only two different jobs... that's not too bad.

Totally unrelated but what Masters degree are you going to complete in a year?