Can this nurse be saved? - page 2

Some of you old enough to recognize the structure of the title (Can this ... be saved?) might be amused. Maybe not. I come from a family that makes jokes when the circumstances are dire, and mine are dire right now. I have to... Read More

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    As with the other post all you have to do is own and let you potential new employeer know about and you have learned from it. I too have an colorful employeement record, and when I go into an interview all questionable areas I confessed up and let them know it was a lasp in judgement and I have learned from that mistake and I will not make that mistake again.

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    Quote from hotflashion

    I have to say, I shot myself in the foot.

    I was recently fired. For writing another nurse's initials on a MAR. I did it on impulse, to plug the hole; I had nothing to personally gain from this action, and everything to lose.

    I've had very few nursing jobs since graduating in 2009
    First off, I'm not trying to be critical, but you leave me little choice with your post. You say you've had very few nursing jobs in the past three years, but I'm sorry, I count at least 4 if not 5. AND, now if you are fortunate enough to land another... You are not doing yourself any favors, graduating in 09, I presume you are relatively young, and just starting out your career. Here you've already had 4-5 different positions in 3 years, what do you think that tells future employers? Especially when you tell them why you left or were forced to leave. It doesn't speak well of you as a Nurse, even with the best of intentions, as you can't tell anyone that on job interviews, they would be afraid that you would report them as well for the slightest infraction. They would be afraid to take a chance with you. You are right, I'm afraid you have shot yourself in the foot, and I'm afraid you are going to have to hobble around for a bit, until it heals. You may have to take whatever you can get for a while and work your butt off and build some stability, that means stay put for a while if you didn't understand. Even if you don't like the job. So when you go out applying for work, you need to try and find the best fit you can because you're going to need to stay there for a good while to make up for all of the jumping around you've already done. Who knows, if you are very lucky, you might find a great job that you love. The one that makes getting out of bed worthwhile. That is after all, what life and nursing is all about.
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    I actually got several writeups for not signing the defibrilator checks-a lot of the days I wasn't in charge and wasn't even at work. We were also strongly encouraged to go through the missing supplies and assign the product to a patient-wouldn't do that either.

    But the initialing an MAR with another nurse's initials-yeah you shot off at least part of your right foot there. Did they catch it or did you admit it first. What if the patient had an adverse event to that very med-she would be blamed. BAD.

    Fess up to what you did. If it was an only and you were pressured into doing it maybe that is on your side. Hate to lose a nurse who finall caught on though.
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    Deja VU!! Saw the same thing happen where i used to work. Mgmt filling in "holes" at the end of the month. tsk tsk... I used to get talked to about my "time management skills". Only because I would pull meds per MAR, actually give, or watch patient take their meds, (even if one by one) and then initial. Sorry, just my way of doing my job properly and per policy. I work as a nurse to take care of my patients and make sure they are getting what they need. Not to please mgmt. by doing a half a** job! I didn't care I was considered "slow" with my med pass by mgmt. or anyone else. Those that cut corners to get done quickly only to go sit at the nurses station and gossip, text etc. They got an " atta girl!" Then after the praises they'd have to fill those same nurses blanks at month's end. What's wrong with that picture?? I apologize for going on a bit of a tangent here. But MY license and lively hood comes above all else. Good thing you learned early on and just as everyone else says. Be up front, but bite your tongue and don't bash the employer when a potential job comes along and you're being interviewed. Good luck to you.
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    We all make mistakes. Usually when we make a mistake we never do that again. Dust off your boots and jump back in. Be upfront and honest about why you were terminated. I am a staffing nurse and will hire the honest person to give them another chance. Good luck with the new job.
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    Speaking of dusting off your boots, FIRST POST, WELCOME; dianneoverby
    Last edit by FMF Corpsman on Sep 29, '12 : Reason: diminsion

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