Fired as PCA... future RN job prospects?

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    I'm looking for some advice/insight. Three years ago I was a PCA. I was technically fired because I failed to show up for 5 consecutive shifts. However, what isn't known to the outsider is that the reason why I was unable to work was because I was in nursing school, working another job, and tried to work something out with the hospital. My manager refused to budge on my schedule, stating that it was what the floor needed and she could not make any changes/exceptions. I feel I was forced out unfairly and that it is going to reflect poorly on me when I start applying for nursing positions. I was great at my job and had no issues at the facility before this. I am graduating from a reputable BSN program in my area and am so upset that this could potentially prevent me from getting the job I want and need. Even checking the box on the application that asks if I've ever been fired makes me cringe and that there is a stigma that goes along with it. Am I overthinking this? Does anyone have any advice or suggestions or been in a similar situation? I am beginning to become very worried about this. Thank you!
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    I'm looking for some advice/insight. Three years ago I was a PCA. I was technically fired because I failed to show up for 5 consecutive shifts. However, what isn't known to the outsider is that the reason why I was unable to work was because I was in nursing school, working another job, and tried to work something out with the hospital. My manager refused to budge on my schedule, stating that it was what the floor needed and she could not make any changes/exceptions. I feel I was forced out unfairly and that it is going to reflect poorly on me when I start applying for nursing positions. I was great at my job and had no issues at the facility before this. I am graduating from a reputable BSN program in my area and am so upset that this could potentially prevent me from getting the job I want and need. Even checking the box on the application that asks if I've ever been fired makes me cringe and that there is a stigma that goes along with it. Am I overthinking this? Does anyone have any advice or suggestions or been in a similar situation? I am beginning to become very worried about this. Thank you!

    Hey, I think you will be fine. Becoming a RN from a CNA is a completely different thing. I think you should be honest about that, but they will forgive you.
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    Thank you for the reassurance. I think being honest is the best thing, too. Happy New Year!


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