Help! Is my nursing career done?

  1. 0 Hello All. This is looking like the end of nursing for me Short story I was having a bad day. I ended up getting hit with neglect and falsification of documents. I was given one year probation. I have filled out many job app. but no call backs. Is my nursing career over? If not please point me in the right direction. Thanks, NSY
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    About NSY,LPN

    Joined Jul '11; Posts: 6; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Your post has been moved to the General Nursing Discussion forum for more responses. I wish you the best of luck.
  4. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Hmm, I hate to say it, but you might have a hard time finding work. There are experienced nurses with no marks on their record having a difficult time with job searches. I really wish you the best of luck, but you might end up really lowering your standards for what you will take.
    Maybe try agency work?
  5. Visit  TakeTwoAspirin profile page
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    I would do everything I could to demonstrate that I am remediating my own behavior.

    I'm not trying to criticise you at all, but I would not go around saying you simply "had a bad day". Some people might interpret that as you blowing it off. Clearly, to have received probation whatever happened was relatively serious and I think you have to demonstrate that you acknowledge that. I would immediately start to do local voluntary work within the community, and even take a nursing refresher course. Do anything you can think of to demonstrate that you "get it" and are willing to put in the work necessary to change. If you show enough initiative and maturity, you just might land a job and save your career. I wish you luck.
    xoemmylouox likes this.
  6. Visit  NSY,LPN profile page
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    Thanks Jeweles26.
  7. Visit  NSY,LPN profile page
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    Thanks TakeTwoAspirin.
  8. Visit  Cougar1113 profile page
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    Quote from NSY,LPN
    Hello All. This is looking like the end of nursing for me Short story I was having a bad day. I ended up getting hit with neglect and falsification of documents. I was given one year probation. I have filled out many job app. but no call backs. Is my nursing career over? If not please point me in the right direction. Thanks, NSY
    What state do you live/work in? I had a reprimand on my license in 2007 for something that happened off clock in my personal life. I have even been turned down by some travel agencies over this. It was a reprimand which is the very least you can receive and had nothing to even do with my nursing as it was something in my personal life but the BON said it was "conduct unbecoming a professional registered nurse"!!!!
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    Thanks Shalimar1113. I live in NC.
  10. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    One thing I would advise you to do is be very, very discreet about what you choose to post regarding your troubles on a public board. All it takes is a few mouse clicks for someone to obtain this information, and that would do your career no good whatsoever. Especially do not post anything about this on Facebook or Twitter---social media have been known to kill more than one career, for sure.

    I wish you the best of luck in getting yourself back on track. Hang in there.....it does get better.
  11. Visit  NSY,LPN profile page
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    Thanks VivaLasViejas.
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  12. Visit  Liddle Noodnik profile page
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    I wonder if you have a local clinic where you could volunteer for now, we have one for the homeless that is always looking for help. I hope whatever this is is resolved quickly! Sounds hard ... Definitely if you take responsibility for it and acknowledge how serious it was, that will help your ability to be employed later.
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    Thanks Liddle Noodnik.


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