Questions about NH jobs

  1. i worked at a nursing home for a month and things didn't work out. do i have to mention this to future employers or put it on job applications? someone told me that you can quit or be terminated for any reason during your first 90 days and you don't have to put it on future job applications.

    also, how common is it to go back to nursing homes that you worked at before? i loved my job but thought i needed a change and made a big mistake. i'd sure like to try to get rehired at the place i used to work but don't know how to go about doing that.

  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Did you leave on good terms? Did you give sufficient notice? Chances are if you did, they'd be willing to hire you back. Call them and ask...won't cost you anything and you might get your job back. If I have worked at a place for less than 3 months, on my resume I include it under "Also worked briefly as....."
  4. by   Debilpn23
    I agree with CapeCod Mermaid, if you left your old job on good terms, go ahead and contact them. I left my first nursing job, I had worked at the place as an LNA for about a year and a half and as an LPN for 6 months and wanted to try something else, gave my notice worked at the other place for 6 months and decided I wanted to go back to my original job. Called and was accepted back immedietly. I gave notice and returned. So give it a try.
  5. by   achot chavi
    If you do, go with a positive attitude and keep the chip off your shoulder, Its good that you admitted that you made a mistake (we ALL do- the nurse who has never made a mistake is the nurse who never worked), If the mistake comes up- and you dont have to bring it up- dont be defensive about it, admit that you made a mistake and have learned from it.
    If you worked less than a month, I don't think you have to put it on your resume ( my opinion).
  6. by   Moogie
    I think a lot depends on why you quit the first job. Did you leave for greener pastures or were there issues that made you feel dissatisfied and ready for a change? You said in your post that you "loved" your job. Did you really love it or are you trying to talk yourself into "loving" it because it's familiar?

    Just some food for thought from someone who's walked your path.