Long story, short, I got a job as a nursing assistant on a post ICU floor between my first and second years of nursing school. I only
got the job because I knew I'd have a leg up when it came to getting a job after graduation.
Fast forward to march of this year, I get written up for "patient complaints." The compliants were really petty such as "he didn't seem like he wanted to be in the room" when I offered nothing but good customers service and "he shut the door too hard and turned lights on at night." Well either, way the situation was handled, I was disciplined and I completed the performance plan that was given to me (go to customer service classes, no more write ups, manager/staff follow up of my performance, etc...) with flying colors.
Fast forward to now, I've recenty graduated from a nursing program, and have already sent in the information to take my boards. Now, there is a graduate nurse position that is offered to internal candidates. The position was posted in Jan. I applied. I found out recently that I CAN'T transfer or even interview for any positions until six months after this write up occurs (which would be september, which is when the GN's start working on the floor).
So, now I'm literally watching my classmates that work with me get job offers while I'm stuck in my same position unable to do anything. I can't apply to "regular" RN positions until I have a license. I'm not sure as to what I should do... the only thing I can think of is applying to a lot of positions outside my hospital once I at least get an ATT from the BON. I haven't talked to my manager about it, but I plan to soon.