Hi. I'm new to this site. I have been an L/D nurse for 3 years. I was hired on straight out of nursing school. I love L/D. It IS my passion in nursing and I can't see myself doing anything else.
Recently I was accused of being a prescription drug abuser by my charge nurse who is known for being a bully and causing many nurses to leave or getting them fired. I decided to take matters into my own hands and speak to the unit manager.
Four days later I was fired for not following policy and procedure. They said I had not wasted controlled medications correctly. I have always been so careful with my medications and wasted them appropriately. But in L/D I could see where I could have possibly given pain med and not charted it...but if I didn't give it I always wasted it. Giving pain medication in an emergency may have been forgotten, but if I've got a 4th degree repair that is bleeding and I'm assisting the Dr. and calming the family and documenting the newborn I could see that happening. So...
I've put in for other jobs at another hospital but they didn't have any openings in L/D. I was called today for a neuro position, but am unsure if I should take it. I would have to work that position for a while before I could transfer.
I don't know what I should do. On one hand, I think it's good to broaden my horizons but on the other I know what I love to do! But I can't wait on L/D forever, I need a job. And I know that there is an opening due to come up in June. But what if they don't hire me for the spot then I've waited for nothing?