When I graduated nursing school I took a job that I did not particularly want. The job offer was not a bad offer and I was grateful to be employed in such a tough market as many of my friends had a really terrible time finding a first nursing job. I have been at the job and off orientation for a little over a year- so I started applying to new jobs hoping that my experience would enable me to get a job on a unit I want (peds/maternal/infant). I recently had some interviews which went really well- but then this past week I made a med error and am being written up. It is my first time being written up and I am not sure what to expect- my manager initially said she was not going to write me up but then she told me she had to because her higher ups are insisting that some action be taken. The error did not adversely affect the patient (Thank goodness!!!) and the doctors were totally unconcerned about it- but it did involve heparin which is a high alert medication. I have been beating myself up about it, feeling like I have a blinking sign above my head that says Bad Nurse! I know I should accept this as a learning experience and move on... and I am fine accepting the consequences of my mistake (i.e. being written up and the following interventions my NM is going to design)... but I am now nervous that if one of the hospitals I interviewed with calls me back and I do get a job offer that they can rescind the offer based on my write up.
I guess I am just wondering if the write-up is something my hospital would tell a potential employer?