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How long do I have to stay in a department before transferring to my desired specialty? I was an RN in the OR before moving to the USA and have been in the PCU for 2 months now.

August 3rd, 2023

Most places require a 6 month commitment,. If your if your transfer to a new department is accepted, then your current department can hold up your transfer for four weeks due to staffing shortages. This the way it has been. You need to research your hospital policies discretionally.

March 17th, 2024

Each place has their own policy about when you can transfer to another department. Ask your HR person, They will know. Where I work it was a year and now it is 18 months.

December 31st, 2023

The answer is dependent upon your employer's policy.