I was unsure if this was the right place to post this but... here I go.
As stated in the title I'm a newly graduated nurse in south florida, I worked my butt off in school and received a scholarship
to a great hospital system which granted employment after finishing school. I managed to obtain my dream job in an IMCU/CCU and thought my life was going to finally settle into place and then employee health stepped in. During my 2-day initial orientation I was called out to the health building due to results of a failed ishihara test (color deficiency), something I had no idea I had and had and something that never effected my ability to read tests (dipsticks, ketones, occult blood) or provide a perfect assessment, which is what I informed the ARNP after she told me. " No, we are sorry, but I can't clear you for work on that unit with this condition". I pleaded with her to test my vision on tests or skin colors, whatever it was that they didn't think I could preform but they just said all they went by was the ishihara test.
I just feel so defeated after working so hard and completing every task thrown at me to be denied over something I know isn't a problem, and I feel like a huge failure. I just wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of it being a problem and if there is anything I can do because I don't want to give up my dreams of nursing in a critical care unit.
Thanks for taking the time to read this I know it was a long one :/
Jul 21, '13
Quote from lZazz
From what I hear from nurses I know who have been in this hospital system a while they've never heard of someone being turned down for it, they have even said that it's absurd. Maybe I'll get lucky, I basically have to wait til Monday for employee health to talk to the supervisors on my potential unit. Hopefully it won't be a new policy they are instituting.
Good luck with everything!!
Last edit by cookiemonsterpower on Jul 21, '13