I got fired today, how will that affect my chances?

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    I got fired for a dumb thing I did breaking a hospital policy per HR, not my nursing performance or patient care related.

    How will that affect me getting another job?
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    I don't know, but I want to extend my condolences to you. I was hoping they'd give you a chance.
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    I got fired for a dumb thing I did breaking a hospital policy per HR, not my nursing performance or patient care related.

    How will that affect me getting another job?
    Normally I would think it would not affect it a whole lot, but seeing how you got fired for having sex with a co-worker on company property that could be dicey if HR or any of your references mention what happen.

    I wonder if anyone knows if this would be something that would have been reported to your state nursing board.
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    I thought you were going to resign. It may affect you...it may not. Depends on places you apply, the applicant pool, etc
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    I imagine it's definitely going to make it harder to find another job. I've routinely seen applications ask if you've ever been fired, and they always want to know why you left/are leaving your most recent position IME. I would be surprised if that's NOT used to filter out applications at that stage. Do you have any coworkers who are willing to be references for you? Any friends from nursing school who would put in a good word for you with their managers? I would try to network like crazy, be ready to be upfront about why you were fired, and apply to everything and anything out there.
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    Quote from ChristineN
    Normally I would think it would not affect it a whole lot, but seeing how you got fired for having sex with a co-worker on company property that could be dicey if HR or any of your references mention what happen.

    I wonder if anyone knows if this would be something that would have been reported to your state nursing board.
    Well that was uncalled for.
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    Quote from squatmunkie_RN

    Well that was uncalled for.
    Seeing how the board can get involved on moral misconduct, I don't think that comment was uncalled for.
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    Your best course of action is to be candidly honest if/ when this comes up in interviews, because potential employers will find out. Embarrasing yes, but when you choose the behaviour, you choose the consequences. You will need to demonstrate some level of remorse and reflection as well with this incident, so that employers understand that similar behaviour won't repeat itself. Hopefully, someone will give you a chance.
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    I should have resigned but they caught me of guard ..

    manager said if they called her for a reference, she said she'll put a good word for me.
    They also told me HR will only verify employment and salary, no one will know. I'm not sure if that's true.
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    Lord have mercy.


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