Transfer Department


  • Specializes in surgical oncology. Has 4 years experience.

Hello , need advice on transferring. Just started at my new dept. , 3 mos. to be exact. Saw a posting on a different dept. that Im interested in. Reasons : 4 day , 10 hrs shift. My current position is 5 days , 8 hours. Also my dept , my boss wants to cross train her employees to all areas of her dept. and I feel like you get thrown everywhere. I just wanted a fix area to work on. Thoughts? much appreciated.

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

6 Articles; 11,432 Posts

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

You'll need to refer to your facility's policy to see if you're even eligible for transfer. Some require a certain amount of time spent on a new unit prior to being able to transfer again. 

klone, MSN, RN

14,573 Posts

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

Yep, also, if you're part of a union, you will need to look at your CBA to see what it says about transferring.