Hi I have been a nurse for around 2 and half years.. I am only 22 years old and I try to do everything by the book. I worked for a LTC facility for most of my nursing life. Well a little back ground i worked 3-11 shift Mon-Friday and around 5 months ago I took the 7a-11p doubles on the weekend so i could pursue my RN degree.
Well after training most of the nurses that have come thru the 3-11 shift and the 7-3 shift on my hall that I have been on for so long we finally had 2 nurses stay. One only had around 3 months of LTC exp. and the other was an agency nurse before.
Well needless to say that when those two was when the bullying started. I started getting reports from residents that they were not getting their medications(Not all on my hall are dementia most are pain management or psyche). I immediately reported this to the staff development(my direct supervisor).
After I did this several residents requested copies of their drugs they received of course them being of sound mind I obliged and gave them the lists and even wrote down shape and color of pills for them.
I thought nothing of it at all because it was their records and they have a right to know.
(also most medications have not been given as the cycle medications have been building up and liquids not running out on time.)
After an incident occurred(long story) I had to come to the facility on a Monday afternoon to finish some paperwork. I sat down at the nurse's station with the RN supervisor and finished my work.
It was 330ish so both the other nurses were there and they called me to the medication room to "talk".
I have no issues with anyone or really anything I'm pretty laid back unless it comes to residents so I went into the med room with them. they closed the door behind us.
One stood in front of the door and one stood behind me. both are taller than me I'm only 5'2. the one in front of the door started asking "What are you playing at by giving her that list?" several other questions were asked. followed with me being called a "*****" and a stupid white *****. granted both these nurses are black. I did not say anything besides I stated 5 times that I had to go please move and they didn't finally i had to push past them and walk out the door.
Unfortunately I gave my 2 weeks notice to facility I came to love with residents I love because I feel that it is unsafe for me there (I am only white nurse and have been for a long time).
I feel like the administrator and DON should know all the grizzly details but I don't want it to effect my career. The RN supervisor thinks I should write a letter after my last day and give it to them.
I have never experienced anything like this and I hate confrontation.
I don't know what to do.