Just "let go" from my new nurse residency from major urban hospital (onc unit). Now what? They liked me, said I was good with pts, but hands on clinical skills were not good enough and I really did feel overwhelmed. My quickie second BS program only provided us with 1/2 the normal clinical hours of other RN programs. I worked as a nurse tech last summer but was a float so I didn't get to pick up many new skills. My x-employers suggested an RN refresher class. I can't afford the time and money to do this and said I will be a great nurse once I get my skills up.
How should I handle this? I had interviewed favorably with other hospitals and was offered another job. Should I keep interviewing and just be upfront about the extra help I will need adjusting (our school told us we would need it). Should I disclose the fact that I lost a residency when I interview or just not reveal it til asked. If I do disclose the fact that I lost the residency will that stop people from hiring me?
I would like to work in acute care but will consider other options.