Here is my news!

  1. first, let me thank all of you who gave me advice when i was trying to figure out whether or not i should leave occupational health and go back to hospital nursing. ya'll are some of the best folks around, anywhere!
    now, to share my news: i told my manager (who is also the hr manager) this morning that the hospital made me an offer i can't refuse. namely, they are doubling my pay, plus! my manager was flummoxed-she didn't see this coming. (might be cause she rarely looks my way) anyway, my last day here will be friday, october 25th. i will begin my new job orientation on nov. 4.
    and what new job would that be? "float pool," working every sat/sun, and one weekday. i am to be oriented to all units except er. after the orientation is complete, i will then be an admission/discharge/iv nurse. since i like doing patient assessments, patient teaching, and iv's, i think i am going to like this pretty well. i'll let you all know how things go as i get into the job. thanks again for all the support!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    That sounds like a cool job, Cathy. Congrats!
  4. by   hoolahan
    Congrats Cathy, sounds like a challenge, and that you are up for it!!
  5. by   kaycee
    Great news Cathy and best of luck in you new job!
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Sounds awesome Cathy! Best of luck to you!

    What are you gonna do on that little built in vacation you made for yourself???

    Heather
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    That sounds great!! Congratulations!!
  8. by   CATHYW
    originally posted by obnurseheather
    what are you gonna do on that little built in vacation you made for yourself???

    heather
    well, heather, i didn't know for sure how much time i would have between jobs! so, hubby and i haven't planned anything. howsomever, i think i'll get the house cleaned up, pack a few things, and runn oft (from oh brother, where art thou?) for a few days. i don't even know which direction, except it won't be maryland, d.c., or va!
  9. by   JonRN
    Way to go Cathy!!! Sounds really great. I was one of the ones who advised against it due to the toll it would take on your feet etc. when you already had a sit-down job. I'm glad you didn't take my advice and went for it, the money sounds so much better, and by being a float you won't need to get involved in any unit politics anywhere. CONGRATS!!!!

    Pappy
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Best of luck to you, Cathy! I hope this is just the change you need !
  11. by   anitame
    Congrats! A change will probably be wonderful!!
  12. by   jnette
    Pleased for you, Cathy ! I always love it when someone gets something GOOD in their life ! So go on and ENJOY ! The best to ya !
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    Cathy, life is WAY too short and the opportunities in nursing too great to stay at a job that doesn't meet your needs. Congratulations on your new position and I hope you get the bright smiles I always give the float folks when they come to bail our butts out!
  14. by   aus nurse


    Congrats, Cathy.
    I too have a new job that I started last week in the float pool. I have gone from a 65 bed to a 850 bed hospital! Certainly a challenge. Your orientation sounds excellent. Your job sounds cool with the role you have.
    Hope you enjoy, sure makes going to work easier

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