I am a New Grad. I am in my mid 50's and just received my first termination. Working as a case manager was my dream job. I called my sister two days after I lost my first RN job. "I am unemployed" I said. "What happened, you loved your job" she questioned me. "It is Dad and Mom's fault, they raised me to be honest, to do the right thing", I replied.
Now I would never really blame my parents. The truth is I was working as a case manager and asked to change medical records of each of the consumers on my case load. The nurse who had the case load before me had not completed all the documentation and had falsified some of the information. My employer was about to audited and asked me to document areas that the other nurse had left blank and if I saw something wrong on the rest to fix it. I told them I would be happy to enter into e-file the hand written notes of the other nurse however I would sign it with her name and entered by my name and would transcribe exactly as it was written. They did not like that reply. I explained I could not add to her assessment and referral page as that would be falsifying medical records and that I would not place my license at risk. Two days later I was called into a meeting and told I was to turn over my case load and to sign my payroll paper that I was terminated. No reason given either in writing or oral. Up until I was terminated they liked my work, had me work on a project to revise a form and told me they would work with me on my project for my PHD. I am so hurt.
I know that I was right not to doctor the med records. Can I ever find work now? At my age and new grad already terminated status. Anyone else survive something like this?