Notice of Termination Expectations


When leaving a position (regular employee, no contract), how much notice have you been required to give to current employer?


174 Posts

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine. Has 12 years experience.

My previous NP employers generally asked for 2 - 4 weeks. I've always given 4 - 5 weeks. I find that it gives people a chance to adjust schedules, let patients know, and it means leaving on a much better note. My current employer requires 4 weeks.

Jules A, MSN

8,863 Posts

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

In absence of clear guidelines from a contract etc. in my experience 60 days is fairly common.


126 Posts

My current facility requires four weeks.


208 Posts

30 to 60 days. I would stick to 30 days unless your contract says so otherwise.

Specializes in Peds Med/Surg; Peds Skilled Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

I just took a new position and per my contract gave 60 days notice. I think that's common but I have heard of some practitioners giving 90-120 days.

Nacki, MSN, NP

344 Posts

Specializes in Author/Business Coach. Has 22 years experience.

I had a position that required 90 days.


379 Posts

Minimum 30 days ... My last position I gave them a 'soft' warning at 6 months and official resignation at 90 days, but that is probably an extreme situation (large patient panel being left and clinic couldn't retain adequate number of providers).

Specializes in Heme Onc.

I always give notice in the schedule interval. If the schedule is made in 6 week intervals, I give at least 6 weeks. 2 months.... then at least 2 months. If its a 9-5'er where you don't have a "schedule".... 2 weeks it is.