Hello everyone, I wanted your opinion on my situation. I currently work for a facility that trained me for their ICU and made me sign a 3 year contract. I came to this institution because it is part of the academic institution that I was accepted to to continue my education as an NP. However, I was not wise enough at the time to ask pertinent questions during my interview. So now I'm in an institution with a high turn over rate; 8 nurses in the last month, and with minimal support from management.
Issues with the hospital, 10 week ICU training program for 3 year commitment, NOW states they will not accomadate schedules for school when they used too, promises time and a half for disaster pay during disaster events but once the disaster is over tells you that they will only be paying the standard over time, constant 3:1 patient nurse ratio, mid shift floating, lack of CNA, constant cancellations during low census, Unit leaders that always seem to busy to help even with lack of codes throughout the shift even while the depts are getting bombarded with post ops or admissions, and management that's really only visible when something is wrong with the way staff is doing something or a huddle.
Now my question for you is this. I honestly wouldn't mind staying at this point because their benefits aren't too bad and I do like the majority of the bedside staff, however, this facility does not provide part time and I would like benefits. And the issue with per diem is if their is ever a low census, I'm pretty screwed due to lack of PTO and since you are first to be cancelled leading to me being unable to pay my bills. I'm already being called for part time positions in various ICUs and their HR teams are aware of my purpose to return to school and acceptance and my lack of motivation to leave their hospital for the next 3 years because of this. I'm just feeling guilty because of the massive amount of turn over in the last month and I don't hate my manager or supervisor. Should I just stay in this position and try to tough it out for school or take the part time job should it be offered to better accommodate for my education. What are your takes on this? At this point I wouldn't even care paying back the penalty for breaking contract however, HR doesn't seem to pursue those who left in the past froom my understanding.