hi I am a 28 yo man entering nursing school
in the fall. I have been a paramedic for 7 years and am near completeion of a chemistry degree. I chose nursing becuase of the closer relationship with the patients and the freedom to work in multiple areas.
Recently I had a cluster of bad peds. calls two were codes. And like a mocho pinhead I did not seek help until I began to get depressed. I am now fully recovered, thanks to Jesus and my wife. But I have no intent on returning to Emergency care.
At the time I was a new employmee at a truama center. And as soon as the Psychologist said PTSD, they asked me to resign. ALthough I requested a leave of abscence or simply a transfer to a non urgent area until I could recover. I did so voluntarily and did not make a fuss.
Now that I am recovered the same hospital has given me the cold shoulder. Even though I am a rehirable. the HR director stated that I must complete 2 years or so of employment at another facility before they will consider me for employment. Here is my question is this incident going to affect my future as a nurse ? I had a stable work history prior to my melt down.