Quote from Itzgrl101
Although I accept some of the blame for working and not being on the ball with my certification, my boss was also responsible for making sure I got re-certified and wasn't put on the schedule until I had done so. By saying this, I don't mean to blame my boss.
There is validity to the above quote. You're 99% responsible and you're boss is 1% responsible unless there is a human resource director, director of nursing or PCT, etc. over employee records. Don't know your company's policies. You did take responsibility for you're actions, not 100%, however some is much better than not at all. Good job on that note.
Guess what, as an ADULT WE ALL are forever learning and progressing toward becoming better with responsibility and accountability. The ADULT who has not made a mistake, by all means please please cast the first stone. I've made plenty so I dare not look at any stones.
As RESPONSIBLE adults, we guide and teach others no matter the age or mistake. That's what we do. Isn't that an awesome responsibility given to us in our society?
However it WAS A MISTAKE and guess what, mistakes happen. It's ok. We live, acknowledge, accept responsibility, learn from our mistakes, and graciously move on. I dare not blame you during your time of crisis, I only say stay calm, stay focus, be truthful in your explanation, and go become a great nurse. I believe you'll be fine.