Part time?

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by NewRookie NewRookie, RN (New) New

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I'm six months into my first job and I hate it. It's extremely stressful due to - surprise surprise - chronic understaffing and a high nurse to patient ratio. We had 5 resignations in the past month alone. My goal is to finish my first year then get the heck out of there. Would my resume look bad if I went part time for the next 6 months?

CalicoKitty, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Geriatrics, Wound Care. Has 10 years experience. 970 Posts

I probably woulnd't list part-time on the resume, just the dates worked. If you want to go part time, would you pick up another job somewhere? 

NewRookie

NewRookie, RN

14 Posts

2 hours ago, CalicoKitty said:

I probably woulnd't list part-time on the resume, just the dates worked. If you want to go part time, would you pick up another job somewhere? 

No I would work 2 instead of 3 days until I complete my year there. I don't want to be in that place for a minute more than I have to. It's not worth it. 

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 20 years experience. 3,667 Posts

If you can afford to go to part time don't worry about it affecting your resume at all.  The fact that you are/were employed there and if you are eligible for rehire if you no longer work there is all that really matters. Unless you need proof of a certain number of practice hours which some employers do look at being part time instead of full time won't be a deterrent to finding another job.

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience. 6,881 Posts

Will the facility allow you to go down to 2 days? If so, your resume would only include dates of service, not how many hours worked.

 Good luck, it's a jungle out there.

 

NewRookie

NewRookie, RN

14 Posts

Thank you and yes they would.

DaniannaRN

DaniannaRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Quality Control,Long Term Care, Psych, UM, CM. Has 17 years experience. 75 Posts

Do you have to do the entire year for any reason, or is it just because they told you in school that you must do a year?  They always tell students that but it's not true (in my experience).  My very first job out of school was in a hospital, and it was horrible.  I lasted only 3 months then went into LTC, then moved on to residential psych.  Life is too short to be miserable and stressed at a job.  If you're not happy and if there's no real reason why you need to do an entire year, my suggestion is to just get out of there.  

There are plenty of jobs that will hire you if you are a new nurse and don't have much hands on experience.  Try LTC, group home agencies (psych and developmentally disabled), even many hospice agencies will hire a new nurse.  Don't spend another minute being so stressed at work.  They don't care about you, so you must care about yourself.