Fired from first job - page 2

by stevejer

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I was let go from my first RN job after six weeks of orientation -- not because of an error in patient care, but because of a mistake/ question in skills lab. My question is: HOW do I address my "experience" on a resume in... Read More


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    I agree with most of the PP comments. As a nurse educator, I absolutely cannot understand anyone being terminated for a mistake in a skills lab. That's actually the place where you are expected to make mistakes.... and learn from them. That's the purpose of a skills lab or other simulation experience. Duh. There's got to be more to this story, I can't believe that any HR department would let this happen.

    I do not agree with the PP who said that previous jobs do not show up in background checks. Yes, they do. If you were paid & FICA/taxes were deducted, then this job will show up when they run a full background check as required by US Federal requirements for health care employees. This information is associated with your SSN# which serves as our basic 'people identifier' in the US.
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    I got fired from my 1st job as a new RN grad. Being fired is already devastating enough without having to rehash the details, trying to make sure you don't say the wrong thing that'll hurt your chances of getting hired. It's a tough decision to make.


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