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I am a new grad/nurse living in TX. I just read a thread about group one and how supervisors are blacklisting nurses and I am really scared to my bone marrow. I just graduated in may 2007 and took my boards in july but was unsuccessful; the hospital I was working at a time offered me a tech position which I declined b/cos I felt like I needed to focus and pass my board exams. My supervisor told me she does not have any choice than to terminate me since I am not eligible to be placed on leave. So my question is, Is it a possibility that she might have reported me to group one? Am I not supposed to inform my employer and stop practicing as a GN after failing the boards?. Don't I have a choice of working as a tech or just not working? The BNE made it clear that your graduate nurse permit expires as soon as you fail your board exam.Again I am just curious. What do you think? Your response will be highly appreciated.:uhoh21:
It is my understanding that you can be reported to GroupOne for gross dereliction of duties, which, from the sounds of it, you have not committed. There is no fault on your part for making your studying a priority - it sounds more like shortsightedness on the part of the hospital.
Yes, you have a responsibility to notify your employer immediately upon the failure of your boards, and they have to take steps to ensure that they are protected - like offfering you a tech position. Less prestige, less pay, less responsibility but you're still employed by the organization. I don't understand why they had to terminate you, though. Could they not have used you part time?? It seems incredibly short sighted (go figure on that one) of an organization to 1. hire you as a prostpective RN then 2. let you go completely after failing the board exam. Please tell me hospital administrators are smarter than this
All the best to you...you'll pass next time. But if it were me, I'd tell my "old" employer to bite it should another offer from them arise.