I transferred from Tele 9 months ago to emergency almost 10 months ago and the department has been great to me however the place is far away. I applied to local hospitals with no real conviction. However the one hospital I wanted to work for actually gave me an offer and out of sheer awe I accepted. The new place is one of the biggest learning hospitals in the region and I live less than 30 minutes away. Now I'm in my current predicament. I'm so nervous to tell my director/HR about me stepping down (I want to drop to per diem, I still like working there) due to like 7-8 nurses have left in the past two months and they hired only like 3 nurses. Maybe it's weird I have this sense of loyalty to an employer that probably could care less about me, but I still feel like that. The hospital gave me a chance when many others did not, so I feel like I'm stabbing them in the back leaving so soon. Is there a way I could phrase my notice where it's still gracious? And how do I even talk to my director about it?