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There is a clinical director that is the supervisor of the entire floor. I am going to meet with her the next time I work. At this point, I am trying to figure out if it is a company-wide policy or something that the old director adopted.
Nevertheless, it is shocking to find out now. I don't think I would have taken this job if they make it clear to me that a letter was out of the question regardless of my performance. But at this same time, I don't want to ask for the letter before I had time to build rapport.
Technically the primary nurse(s) you're assigned to is your supervising RN for that shift just as the charge nurse is. Is there nurse supervisor on your floor that the charge nurse reports to? I would also reach out to the school that requires a supervisor's LOR.
I have an RN that will be willing to write a LOR on my behalf. But it seems that most schools want a "clinical supervisor," to write one of the three required LORs. Can an RN be counted as my supervisor? Will it put my application in jeopardy?
Have you been working with the same LPNs/RNs consistently over those past few months? It's a bummer the charge nurses won't do it, but seek out other individuals. What about your nursing supervisor? If all else fails, find a new job.
I am currently applying to PA school. I have worked as a CNA for five months now with the same company. I had always hoped that my charge nurse could write me a letter of recommendation. Today, I asked the two charge nurses that I know. They both said that they could not write one because of company policy. When I ask for the reasoning, they said that to write a letter of recommendation would mean favoritism towards me as an employee. I cannot say how disappointed I am with their response. I asked other coworkers, and some have had the same experience with them. My question is what I should do at this point? Have any of you ever ran into this situation before?
Back in 2003, a group of us (PA and NP) were hired on by a rural hospital, to replace a physician ER group. I think they were paying me about $35 or $40/hr. Very busy place, with a lot of high acuity stuff brought in by first responders and county EMS. My first six months there, over $300k was billed in my name. I eventually moved on, and pay has gone up since that time but, so have the billing numbers.
We make people a lot of money. As long as they share what I feel to be a fair amount, I'm okay with that.