How do I find out if I am considered rehireable? I want to know what I am facing when applying for new jobs. Written up for incident report/med error - see below.
Not able to volunteer/shadow to get more training because of liability/confidentiality issues
Is all nursing like this? I love nursing, but not under these conditions.
Patient ratio 6-7:1 in hospitals except for tele floors. Everyone stressed - all admit not doing their best work and taking shortcuts
RNs working 3-6 shifts back to back and dreading going into work & hoping to be safe
Lack of training
Competing with 500+ new grads every semester because live in large metro area.
Other friends/acquaintances have horror stories of also being let go for not knowing enough, being fast enough. Other facilities only 3 days training because "more stable" patients so get assigned 20-30 patients. New Grads running codes on these stable patients.
After 3 months for new grad program I couldn't safely get up to 6 patients - heck even the experienced nurses at shift report were trying to pass off unstable patients with sketchy reports. I made one med error on paper that was written up because preceptor breathing down my neck to give coumadin that I realized day shift had forgotten. She watched me pull meds, breathed down neck to be going faster during double check and also triple check at bedside. However, I did forget to have her officially sign off on it before administering.
Not sure where to go from here. I am older, professional, etc and want to feel safe and be great. Pluse single parent that used up most of savings to take this chance to do what I thought I wanted to do. Can't leave area because of custody issues.
I had plans to go on for MSN/MBA - health administration... now not sure if worth taking the chance...
Love wounds - thoughts please of taking chance and getting wound certified?
Sorry for the ramble, but every time I see a job or get wind of a job, I am getting warned it is more of the same.
I can move in one year when last of children turns 18.