Learning from my mistakes, but not sure if this is unlikely

  1. 0 Working in a hospital is the type of nursing I prefer. I have done some traveling, and have been working at a hospital for about 11 months now as a per diem employee. The local hospital is one of the best and well-accredited around. I worked there as an aide 6 years ago for about 2 years, until I got myself terminated for not following through with the paperwork of my leave of absence the right way. I didn't realize the value of being a professional, and I was young and stupid. Now that I've been working as a nurse for 2 years, and seen the difference between a great hospital to work for and a hospital that a nurse would not want to work for. After 6 weeks at a different local community hospital and experiencing a hostile work environment with some of the most unsafe nursing practices I've ever witnessed, I'm regretting the bridge I burned with the hospital I worked for some years ago.

    Has anyone ever found themselves in a similar scenario and attempted to prove to their previous employer that they are a changed person? I've been debating over going to human resources at this hospital and explaining this to them, in hopes of a second chance. I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had any luck doing the same?
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.


  3. Visit  HeartRN13 profile page

    About HeartRN13

    From 'MA'; Joined Mar '12; Posts: 94; Likes: 185.

    2 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  lmccrn62 profile page
    0
    Sorry that's called the school of hard knocks. I would still check with them and see if you are eligible for rehire since it wasn't a serious offense . It may be worth a try.
  5. Visit  HouTx profile page
    0
    There is likely to be a statute of limitations on "do not rehire" records. Most types of HR records have a shelf life of 5 - 10 years. You may want to check on that.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.

Top