New Nurse Fired for wanting more training - page 2

I was hired by the facility that I worked as a CNA....they offered me an LPN job once I passed my boards this past January.....I was literally thrown on the floor with only 4 days of training and... Read More

  1. by   dimplez
    Quote from jnette
    Just FYI... previous employers are NOT allowed to give ANY info on you other than your date of hire and your time worked there. They are (by law) not permitted to give any other info regarding your capabilities or lack thereof.

    This is sadly very typical of LTCs, and I would certainly run from that place and seek employment elsewhere! Assisted Living facility, Home Health, Outpatient Clinic...Urgent Care... lots of other options!

    Don't give up. You were right to ask for and to expect more training than you received! (((hugs)))
    Thank you Jnette....I appreciate the positive response.....I have an interview this week with a Rehad facility about 25 miles away....
  2. by   Ms.RN
    your license is on the line.. go find better job. there are so many jobs out there who will treat you right. :icon_hug: :icon_hug: :icon_hug:
  3. by   dimplez
    Quote from wantobern
    your license is on the line.. go find better job. there are so many jobs out there who will treat you right. :icon_hug: :icon_hug: :icon_hug:
    thank you wantobern.....its sad that "they" don't care about your license...they just wanna get the job done!
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Honey, use them as a reference and, when asked why you left, say that you were nervous because your training was so minimal that you were worried that you were operating beyojnd your knowledge. Nothing negative about them, just that YOU chose to leave because of that. The former employer will only verify dates and you will be just fine. The other facilities in the area know about this place, believe me.

    I was just hired after a similar situation and it was rather implicitly understood that I did not leave the former place on good terms but it was never pursued and I was never questioned about it.

    Don't worry. You'll find another, better, job.
  5. by   banditrn
    Dimplez - there really ARE better places! And working in the hospital isn't going to help you that much - it's SO different from LTC. I spent many, many years in the hospital, but that experience hasn't helped me much in the day to day of LTC.

    It took me a couple of months of LTC to really begin to start to 'get it'. It's hard to explain. Plus asking questions here and reading what others write.

    I've now been in LTC for a little over a year, and I'm not an expert, by any stretch - I still have LOTS of questions.

    I took my first job in a place where I only got 3 days orientation - fortunately for me the other nurses were very supportive - I managed to stand it for 6 monthes, before I found a job at a bigger place with more staff - and I got 2 whole weeks of orientation!!:wink2: I work nites, and the MDS coordinator comes in at 4 am, and I usually have a list of things to ask her!

    Also I follow a brand new LPN at nite, and she usually has questions for ME, which I answer as best I can - it's a rite of passage that I help her.

    Find a better place, girl! And good luck to you.
  6. by   dimplez
    Thanks Suesquatch and banditrn for your words of encouragement....I must admit that after losing my job I felt like things was not looking up for me....after working so hard to pass my boards and then when I finally pass I started working right away and get fired within a months time.....Not my vision of how I thought things would go.....on the flip side I am glad they did what they did to me, because I hated the shift I worked and plus that place was the worst, they need nurses beyond belief....nurses quit all the time...so I am glad as well....I did put them back on my resume and I will use others as references.....thanks for all the support guys....you are all so great!
  7. by   Omomo-Don
    something awsome awaits you locate it and you would be glad you left them.
  8. by   dimplez
    Quote from Omomo-Don
    something awsome awaits you locate it and you would be glad you left them.
    Thank you Omomo-Don I had an interview today and it went well, the DON will be in contact with me next week, she stated how she liked me and wanted me apart of their team and she also stated they would love to have me there and I would love it there....it was an awesome interview....before I could even ask her any questions about training etc, she told me the info first hand and she could emphasize enough how much training they gave and how any one is able to still receive training if they don't feel comfortable.....I thought WOW....just what I need.....and plus it is 12 hour shifts.....The place I came from, nothing but negative people who hate their job and didn't wanna help....nothing but negative energy there but at this place I didn't feel the negative.....We shall see, keep fingers crossed....
  9. by   mom2michael
    Quote from dimplez
    Thank you Omomo-Don I had an interview today and it went well, the DON will be in contact with me next week, she stated how she liked me and wanted me apart of their team and she also stated they would love to have me there and I would love it there....it was an awesome interview....before I could even ask her any questions about training etc, she told me the info first hand and she could emphasize enough how much training they gave and how any one is able to still receive training if they don't feel comfortable.....I thought WOW....just what I need.....and plus it is 12 hour shifts.....The place I came from, nothing but negative people who hate their job and didn't wanna help....nothing but negative energy there but at this place I didn't feel the negative.....We shall see, keep fingers crossed....
    Sounds VERY promising, I shall keep my fingers crossed for you to get what sounds like a very wonderful, great job!!!!!
  10. by   caliotter3
    So glad that you have found a positive place with a positive DON. We will continue to hope that everything continues to go well for you at your new work "home". Don't be afraid to ask questions and put forth your best effort. It was meant for you to find a workplace that appreciates new employees. Good luck!
  11. by   dimplez
    Quote from mom2michael
    Sounds VERY promising, I shall keep my fingers crossed for you to get what sounds like a very wonderful, great job!!!!!

    Thanks Mom2michael and caliotter3....I feel a lot better now......sometimes GOD close one door before opening a new one.....things happen for the best...and that job was JUST not the one that I was suppose to have.....Have a great weekend!!!!!!!
  12. by   lorster
    Quote from dimplez
    I was hired by the facility that I worked as a CNA....they offered me an LPN job once I passed my boards this past January.....I was literally thrown on the floor with only 4 days of training and lied to about how I was going to have more training, which I should've had 2 weeks....I was furious and I ended up working a med cart in LTC by myself for 3 weeks and in the process of working the cart the DON was riding me every day about something I didn't do or forgot to do or some documentation that I didn't do right or whatever, it was always something....and keep in mind just about each day I asked for more training, the training they told me that I would get but I never received. I was literally so tired of this DON stalking me it was crazy....I started to hate to be a nurse, I didn't like my job....I got off work late and slept most of the day....I was really thinking about going PRN.....finally after 3 weeks of asking for more training the DON came to me last Friday and said I am going to give you 2 more days of training (this would give me a total of 6 days) on first shift and after that you are on your own....OK so Monday went well with training and Tuesday I thought was going well until it was about time for us to go home at 3 pm and the DON came and got me and the nurse that trained me....she talked to us one at a time, first the nurse that trained me, but when it was time for her to talk to me she told me to follow her....I was looking confused....so we walked and went into a room with the Employee relations lady and the DON basically told me that she was letting me go because she thinks I need to work in a hospital first to get more training.....She says after you come from the Hospital you come back here and I will hire you back....and I am thinking WTF...are you serious....so she then says that I don't know my Pharmacology....LOL....I said what...she said one nurse that trained me said that I didn't know what Robitussin was....I said you got to be kidding me.....I told her that I asked that nurse where was the Robitussin located on the med cart....I know exactly what it is and then I went to break it down to her what the drug is and the classification and all ....She couldn't say anything....I told her you guys knew I was a new nurse when you hired me and as a matter of fact the Administrator called me for a job.....she said I just really believe you need to go to the hospital and get your training and then come back.....I said The only training I needed was on documentation, policy and procedure etc that I never received from you guys....I said I didn't have class on this I was just thrown on the floor to work and you are letting me go because of this....she kept saying that was her reason for letting me go.....I was and still am at AWE....I worked for this place for 6 months....5 as a CNA and 1 as a nurse and all of a sudden she want to let me go because I asked for more training....I told her, its best for me to get the training I ask for, for the sake of the residents and I am trying to protect my license.....

    I am going to be real with you guys....I was highly pissed....who gets fired for wanting more training.....I seriously think it was more personal because I was standing up to her previously asking for more training....I have thought about going to EECO on them and reporting them to the state board of nursing but I am not sure if I should. What do you guys think I should do....in the meantime I have been looking for work...this all happened yesterday....

    I want to be a Nurse but after working at that LTC facility it put a rotten taste in my mouth. My mom says ever place is not bad and unorganized as that place. They have state coming in all the time, they are really short on Nurses and CNA's. Its sad I had to experience my first nursing job as such and turn around and get fired for just wanting more training....I am soooooo pissed!!!!

    Dimplez, First of all I would like to say, Welcome to the nursing profession, the most back stabbing profession you will ever be a member of. And the back biting and stabbing starts right at the top and works itself right to the bottom. You will learn many life survival skills while being a member. I also want to say that there is nothing you can do as you were most likely on probation. And when you apply for a new job, do not mention this place, wipe the slate clean and apply as a new grad nurse. Ask many questions of your potential new employer and make sure you get an adequate orientation. This is so important to your success as a nurse. Good luck and keep us all posted.
  13. by   meownsmile
    Heck go to a hospital, get decent training and NEVER go back there. A lot of LTC places are like that,, they expect people to just be thrown to the wolves after a couple days of orientation. Go and dont look back.

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