I work in a sub-acute unit at a physical rehabilitation center. It's my first job as an RN and I have been there for 7 months. I recently had 2 patients complain to me about how they were treated by a particular nurse on the weekend. I have never had a patient complain before for so I asked the DON what to do and was told to fill out a form. I filled out the form and turned it in as I was told to do. The next day I was called in to the office and was written up. I was accused of talking about another nurse on night shift to my patients which never happened!!! I find it very convenient that this happens to me after I report a nurse that has been there for 7 years. I thought we were supposed to advocate for our patients??? How am I wrong for following a policy that they put in place?
As frustrating as this is I will have to start looking for another job. They called the write up a class 3 so it is my first and final warning. Any insight on this would be appreciated.