Yes I'm well aware of the fact that I shouldn't talk about future career goals. Thank you though! I've done my research several times over. I find as much (or more) satisfaction in the "planning" stages as I do in the "doing" stages :)
I also have a strong work ethic and have never called in sick or arrive late. I love my current manager and the staff on that floor, but that type of nursing is very specific and not in line with my current goals. My manager will provide a reference for me, although no one has asked for a reference list yet. I also have one of the therapists who frequent our floor as reference & a professor. I thought that should be a nice, diverse list.
I'm also aware of the simple fact that there may not be a place for me, not because of ME per say, just due to simply not needing me anywhere. However, that won't change my feelings of dejection and rejection that I will certainly feel if they say "thanks, but no thanks" lol.