Almost 4 years, no luck finding nursing job, life destroyed?! - page 4

I am not really quite sure why I am writing this. I've wrote on here before right after this happened almost 4 years ago. Here I go... I went to a 4 year nursing school right out of high-school.... Read More

  1. by   sofla98
    You need a good attorney girl, one who will fight for what is right. If everything you posted is true and you were fired for those reasons, then it sounds like a lawsuit to me. Gotta love the BON. I had to go up and change my name in Cbus and I was a nervous freaking wreck going in just doing that!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 15, '13 : Reason: TOS/legal advice
  2. by   loriangel14
    This thread is almost a year old and the OP hasn't been on since February.
  3. by   thelynx520
    GotoGirl:
    I am in a similar situation situation. I am 4 years clean, have a good recovery program, and cannot get a job despite outstanding experience. I can't even get a job in a treatment program! Did you get your probation lifted? My contract lasts for 5, yes 5 years. I had no probation, no suspension, etc. I am still giving urines, if you can believe that! I don't know what it takes to convince them I'm clean and serious about recovery. 4 years of clean drug screens, going on 5! Where are you at in terms of employment? I would love to know. Personally, I'm getting ready to go to our state human rights commission. A. Terminated with a disability, b. hiring discrimination practices.
  4. by   subee
    Five years is very usual. I don't know about other nursing specialties, but the five year mark is a dangerous one for us CRNA's. I see many nurses coming through a support group and none of them are jobless after 4 years. Did you ever have the opportunity to join an RN support group? That's where most of the nurses found their recovery friendly employers.
  5. by   Heyshortyboo
    Just wanted to know if anything changed I'm in Louisiana and it's gonna be 2 years and I've had multiple interviews but know one to hire me b/c of probation status.
  6. by   sissiesmama
    Quote from Heyshortyboo
    Just wanted to know if anything changed I'm in Louisiana and it's gonna be 2 years and I've had multiple interviews but know one to hire me b/c of probation status.
    Hi Shorty! Glad to meet another La nurse on the forum! I got put into our RNP in 1999 and had NO idea how hard it would be to find another nursing job after - it is SO hard to find someone to give u a chance.

    Anne, RNC
  7. by   Nordy
    How about a class action suit? How is it that the Board can discriminate this way? They are a power out of control. I feel like civil rights are being violated.
  8. by   Nordy
    Nurses need to unite against the board. The board is a power gone out of control. Civil rights are being violated. I am thinking a civil suit is in order for these cases. Anyone know an interested attorney?
  9. by   sportsmama76633
    Just wondering backtowork, where are you at in texas. I have warning w stips for nonpt care, nondrug related issue and cannot find any job in texas. Have followed your posts. So which facility are you at?
  10. by   Nola009
    Your mother is simply a jerk. Leave her out of your life! All I can say is that I hope things are looking up for you now...
  11. by   angzac
    GotoGirlRN
    I have had a worse experience than that. I was bullied beyond belief. I have always enjoyed nursing until I was restructured yet once again....from a job I loved and made new friends. I was reported to the college of nurses for trumped up complaints from the worst place I ever worked. It was toxic and reminded me of lord of the flies. I couldn't afford a lawyer and you are guilty until proven innocent with the college. I developed alopecia, insomnia, depression, etc.... My life is basically over. Even though most people guess my age at 45, I'm 60 and I feel very much like Robin Williams probably did his last day of life.
  12. by   catmom1
    Quote from angzac
    GotoGirlRN
    I have had a worse experience than that. I was bullied beyond belief. I have always enjoyed nursing until I was restructured yet once again....from a job I loved and made new friends. I was reported to the college of nurses for trumped up complaints from the worst place I ever worked. It was toxic and reminded me of lord of the flies. I couldn't afford a lawyer and you are guilty until proven innocent with the college. I developed alopecia, insomnia, depression, etc.... My life is basically over. Even though most people guess my age at 45, I'm 60 and I feel very much like Robin Williams probably did his last day of life.

    I am sorry that I don't have more time to write at the moment, but wanted you to know that I have had very similar feelings due to being unable to find a nursing job. Hopefully, some of the other fine folks who post here will respond to you, as well.

    You are NOT alone!!!

    Catmom
  13. by   TXRNC
    What part of Texas are you on I'm in east Texas

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