I am a nurse who was working in a LTC facility in NJ for 11 months. This was my FIRST clinical nursing job. I was fired for not charting that I did not remove a lidoderm patch and the nurse who came on after me saved the patch and turned it in to the DON.
I have received a few write up's in my (almost) year at this facility. It was explained that it was to be expected for a new nurse to make errors and that I was being educated. I never endangered a patient, missed signatures in the MAR, forgetting to remove a patch, etc.
Will unemployment deny my claim considering it MISCONDUCT? I never willfully disregarded policies are intended any harm. I was never late, never called out sick and only used 2 personal days while I was working there
Any advice please?
Feb 12, '14
i would personally put my energy at getting another job.........
something I have done, when I had terminated a nurse when I was a DON....a certain nurse
came back in something like 3-4 days later, remorseful......said she had done some soul searching.... seen how she had errrered
and had learned from her mistakes, asking me to give her another chance....... I did, and in this nurses case she did try very hard
to work as right as she could, asked more questions and ask to be shown more things.......she had this "is there any thing else I can do to help" attitude, I had not realized before.....it was a great decission for both of us
Last edit by sallyrnrrt on Feb 12, '14
: Reason: spelling