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Monday, February 13, 2012

Adaptation and Change

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, 
nor the most intelligent that survives. 
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.  
~ Charles Darwin

Today is going to be an interesting day at work, especially for one in my position, and that quote is quite suitable.  There is going to be a new Director of Nurses that is starting his position today and since I am the Assistant Director of Nurses, meaning I work directly under this new person, I am greatly affected by this change.  The new Director will be my direct boss, with new ideas, new plans, and new judgements of myself and the rest of the staff.  Its hard to not be nervous since it is not yet clear whether or not I will stay the Assistant Director of Nurses.  He would like to pick his own management team, which may or may not include me staying in my current position.  While I love the new position I have held for the past few months, since it allows me to care for every patient at the facility, be involved in everyone's care, and challenge myself with nursing skills and interpersonal skills, I really hope that the new Director finds that I am a good choice to keep as his second in command.  Experience is very much against me, since my tenure as a nurse isn't very long, but I try and make up for it in effort and eagerness.  

Since I knew that we were going to get a new Director of Nurses and he wants to pick his own management team many many emotions flooded through me.  Its hard to hear that the job you've been offered not long ago, poured a ton of effort into, and really enjoy, may not be the job you'll have in a few weeks.  It has been hard not to be nervous, scared, and apprehensive, but that's where Charles Darwin's quote comes into play...  I do not have to be the strongest (most experienced), I do not have to be the most intelligent, but I do have to be the most adaptable.  

So, that's what I'll do.  Come what may, I will adapt and everything will be okay.  We'll see what position this new Director thinks I am suited for and maybe, just maybe, he will find me perfect in the position I already am in. 


Glyndalyn said...

Whatever works out will work out for you for the best.

RN in TN

Anonymous said...

I hope he gives you time to shine before he acts. Love Stella Ann

Fire Wife Katie said...

I hope it's going okay! How nerve-wracking! My fingers are crossed for you!

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