I am a new grad RN who was just terminated from my first job which was at an LTC. I was there 7 weeks and got a high fever one day and was told I shouldn't come in, but was in training so no one had to work for me. Then, worked one shift on my own after orientation and later that week I miscarried and called in for two days due to being in the emergency room and then having surgery. I had documentation for medical treatment for all 3 days but they did not request. The scheduler and nursing supervisor for those days knew why I was out, so I'm assuming the DON knew too.
Prior to my next shift night, I received a pamphlet in the mail about how to apply for unemployment...I called and mgmt not available, but was told by another nurse that I'd been terminated by the DON for calling out too much. Still have not talked to mgmt.
How do I handle this as far as my resume and applications to new jobs? I have applied to a few jobs since this happened and didn't include it. However, I have read in other threads that this may come back to bite me. Will this show up on a background check? I feel like my nursing career is over before it's begun.
Last edit by jenbptRN on Oct 5, '11
: Reason: Too Long and Needed Clarity