Fired;; only worked for 9 months.

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    I've only been a nurse for 9 months. I was blindsided by being terminated last week and now I'm going through the appeals process because it's completely unfair. I've been feeling "singled out" ever since I started on the unit and even my "ex" co-workers agreed because they could see it too. I need advice to get through this process because I do not know what to expect. I have my paperwork etc. that I'm going to present but the fact is, it has always been my say against theirs.

    I personally feel that being a new nurse and not having hurt ANY of my patients, that being terminated was completely uncalled for. A little more education, yes, because that's what is supposed to happen with new nurses, right? You're supposed to help teach; granted not everyone is nice enough to continue teaching and believe me...I'm not naive when it comes to these things, but still. I feel like I've been wronged.

    Are there any nurses out there that know how I feel? (Especially those that have been given so much trouble in their first year?) Should I go through the State Nursing Board to see what they can do? I'm not giving up on this because I know I'm a good nurse; I get depressed about it every now and then but I just need a lot of advice and support right now.
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    WHy did they fire you?
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    I had my first code in Feb and the pt died of a ruptured papillary muscle. The story is really long-winded but basically they said I should have taken another blood pressure even though it probably wouldn't have helped him because he was really sick.


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