New Graduate nurse seek help please.............

  1. I graduated in May, pass board in Sepetember, and started my orientation at the beginning of October.
    During my two months' orientation, I had more than 2 weeks classes all together and work with preceptor in the rest days. I have to say I'm not a very good student that there are so many basic things I don't know when working with my preceptor. Every week my preceptor will talk about every mistakes I have made. The most serious and stupid mistake that I have made is to give a whole bottle of nitroglycerin to my patient and luckily my preceptor found out a second later. I also have communication problems as I'm an immigrate and my English is not perfect. I gave a wrong explaination for a medication to one of my patient, and my report to next shift nurse is defined incomplete and inaccurate sometimes..... All these terrible mistakes made my director to terminate my job just two months later.
    This is a shock to me at first time, but then when I thought it over I began to collect all the clue and realized how stupid I am without realizing the potential termination.
    The trouble for me is more than to find another job. This hospital has already filed my greend card application. I really don't know how I can find a hospital who can hire me with green card sponsorship.
    What a failure I am?
    I began to hate myself. Why do I come to this world to suffer all these???
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   ccrn2b
    Sorry to hear this news Vernessa. We all get nervous and make little little mistakes as new grads but survive it anyway.Yours was just unfortunate. i'm surprised they didn't try to talk to you and give you more chance to gather yourself together as a new grad before terminating you.That's ok, it's not the end of the world. You know what? This has happened to one million nurses all over. so, you are not alone. There has to be a way out. That action may have been a way of getting you to where you actually belong. Don't see yourself as a failure because you are not.


    I also believe it's an expereince. Gather yourself together and move on. Look for a job that is not as fast paced so you can learn your skills before moving on. Go on to the net and search all over for companies that can help with petitioning for you (may be ones that are closer to you so you don't have to risk leaving your family - or if single, i don't think i would care when it comes to petitioning for me,I'll relocate and when i get my expereines and everything, i can move to where i really want to be.
    I'm pretty sure you'll get something. Goodluck and cheer up! (((((hugs)))))
  4. by   augigi
    You may want to ask this in the International forum for more responses.
  5. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from vernessa
    I graduated in May, pass board in Sepetember, and started my orientation at the beginning of October.
    During my two months' orientation, I had more than 2 weeks classes all together and work with preceptor in the rest days. I have to say I'm not a very good student that there are so many basic things I don't know when working with my preceptor. Every week my preceptor will talk about every mistakes I have made. The most serious and stupid mistake that I have made is to give a whole bottle of nitroglycerin to my patient and luckily my preceptor found out a second later. I also have communication problems as I'm an immigrate and my English is not perfect. I gave a wrong explaination for a medication to one of my patient, and my report to next shift nurse is defined incomplete and inaccurate sometimes..... All these terrible mistakes made my director to terminate my job just two months later.
    This is a shock to me at first time, but then when I thought it over I began to collect all the clue and realized how stupid I am without realizing the potential termination.
    The trouble for me is more than to find another job. This hospital has already filed my greend card application. I really don't know how I can find a hospital who can hire me with green card sponsorship.
    What a failure I am?
    I began to hate myself. Why do I come to this world to suffer all these???
    I'm sorry, but I think this post is bogus. A whole bottle of nitro? How did you even get hold of an entire bottle of nitro? If you really did do that, you deserved to be fired. A whole bottle of nitro would have killed your patient. That's not just a simple med error...that's profound incompetence.

    Sorry, between the nitro story and the stilted English, this does not pass the smell test.
    Last edit by PANurseRN1 on Dec 1, '06

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