I've posted on here before about my situation. I was at work and reported by another nurse as acting "goofy" and they said I open handedly smacked a patients buttocks while putting aloe vesta ointment on it.
I was drug tested, alcohol tested and psychologically evaluated. Everything came back negative.
Then in distress, I took too many of my anti-anxiety medications and was admitted to the hospital and my employer found and and fired me and reported me to the B.O.N.
Now my life is ruined. I am on the verge of foreclosure, my husband is sick of me not contributing income to the family and I feel like a piece of crap.
Since graduating from college I have always been an overacheiver and have received nothing but positive reviews from my past employers (except this one where I was fired). This is hard for me. I have been on a few interviews and they will not hire me because I am on probation WITHOUT restrictions for 2 years! How am I supposed to work this 2 year probation off when no one will give me a chance?
It has been over a year. I am sick, I feel like giving up, digging a hole and burying myself in it and losing everything I love. Nursing was my identity, without it, I feel like a failure.
How long did it take you to find a job while on probation? Should I just give up? How can I convince someone to hire me when I feel soooo LOW about this situation???
I just need advice because I don't have much "fight" left in me.
Jan 15, '11
I was on probation for 3 years and its extremely difficult to find work! People take advantage of one's hardship and misfortune. In my case, I took other jobs related to health care to establish myself, additional new skills, use my knowledge and education but, could not get a supervisor to help me with the required level of RN to RN supervision required. I moved around in my work at a lower paid job from dept to dept. in mental health, eventually was required to volunteered as a nurse,and YES, got the Supervision from the D.O.N.for 6 months working for free but the BRN said too late I didn't meet the deadline and I didn't... I finished my 6 months and then they still revoked. It's consuming remain positive. My pearls of advice from experience is this. You have value! Think out of the box! Be Brave!
Try other things like EKG tech, Phlebotomy, Unit Clerk, LVN, CNA, just get hired from someone. Next, you'll be a shining star! Be around the right staff. Once they see your a good worker, trust worthy, have integrity, and your a nurse too--apply from within and go for it very humbly. Your work will speak for itself. That's my advice and PRAY to God for doors to open. Volunteer if you have too but get off probation before it's too late and your revoked.
Last edit by ladyfish on Jan 15, '11