Has anyone ever heard of anything like this?
I am a new grad, and was recently hired in the CVICU, which claims to have a training program for new grads as well as floor nurses making the switch to critical care. The learning curve was steep, and I thought I was starting to get my sea legs. I made no major errors and according to my preceptor I was making notable progress.
The nurse educator, however, asked me and three of the the eight people hired into the program to leave (and step down to another, less critical, unit -- though there are in fact no positions available). She said that we were "too green" and not ready for the ICU -- this, less than one month after training began.
This seems very unethical, since we were not given time to develop our skills (new grads, after all -- shouldn't be a surprise that we're "green".) I uprooted my family and moved across town to be near the hospital, at no small cost. I am still in shock that we were treated so shabbily. I now have no job, despite not having done anything wrong. I even told them during my interview that my strengths are patient interaction and communication, but that I needed to work on my skills and was looking forward to this program so I could develop as a nurse.
Has anybody heard of practices such as this? Feeling totally screwed.