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Is it customary for a nurse leaving one hospital job for another to give three months’ notice?

Question:

Dear Donna,

If a nurse is leaving one hospital to work at another hospital, is it customary to give three months’ notice? In every place I ever worked, it was customary to give two weeks’ notice. My charge nurse said a longer notice period is warranted because we are professionals. Three months seems excessive to me.

Wonders About Giving Notice

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Wonders About Giving Notice,

Every employer has its own policy on how much notice is required. Find the policy for your facility and follow it. If you don’t know where to find it, ask human resources. Two to four weeks is typical for most professional positions. I have never heard of any employer requiring three months’ notice and that is certainly excessive. You may find the article, How to resign with style (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/How-to-resign), helpful.

Best wishes,
Donna

By | 2014-06-02T00:00:00-04:00 June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|0 Comments

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