Quote from Coloradogrl
I was talking with a friend that is a LPN & we started talking about her jobs and she made the comment that LPN's have very high turnover & it is normal for LPN's and RN's to just go from job to job.
I was just somewhat shocked because I have never just went from job to job.
Is this really normal? Cant you get in trouble just quiting job after job
It is also the norm to have more than one gig going on. One of the reasons why I wanted to be a practical nurse was because of the mobility. And, within a few months of being a nurse, I applied at an agency to be a flu nurse and I am loving it so far. In my hospital, it is the norm to have nurses that have several jobs. I don't see them leave that much, but yes, they have several sources of income. Most have one main job, so to speak, and several others on the side. In fact, as soon as I became a nurse, one of my friends told me that she has signed up with several agencies, because they have 'seasons and droughts' (have you ever...LOL). I did it because I don't make the money I want to make there, but since my hospital paid my way thru school, I have to give back two years. I want to add to my resume. And, in most cases, people do not add the jobs that they don't want to have their former employers questioned. I think that it is better to have more opportunities to move on, than to remain stuck in certain areas. I see the difference between how I viewed my co-workers as a patient care associate versus being an LPN because I see alot of backstabbing. Before, it was not my problem, now, it can be a potential one. I do admit that it has been peaceful for me so far, but if I have to make a run for it, they can't take away my knowledge.