I am a nursing student and I am 28 yo. It has taken me this long to decide that I want to be a nurse and begin nursing school
. About 7 years ago I worked at a local hospital as a tech. I loved the job and the staff. That is what made me first decide to become a nurse.
Anyway, I was only 20 and a mother. My husband left me and I picked up and moved without letting the hospital know (I was embarassed). So, essentially, I abandoned my job and coworkers without notice. I still feel very guilty.
Fastworward to this week...I was at clinicals at this very same hospital and ran into my old nurse manager. I gave her a hug (we had a great relationship b/c her son was my age). She was very nice and asked why I dissappeared. I couldnt tell her b/c I was embarrassed.
My question is...do you think that I have burned that bridge and should forget about it, or do you think I might have an opportunity to explain myself, as it was a looong time ago (to a 28 yo) and I made a grave mistake? Im not sure of hospital policy and if it would take precident over the nurse mgrs opinion anyway.
Thanks so much guys and gals!