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BeatsPerMinute has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac.

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Focus on looking for jobs, and consider going to HR. If you have not yet been terminated you can at the very least explore whether or not policies are being followed properly. It would be possible to internally transfer for you if things have not been followed by the book. Ask what your options are, and when you explain things be very matter of fact and in chronological order. Share what you have done to improve - show them first that you are willing to grow/learn and are a good listener. Do not go in ready to complain and put blame on others - that would only further hurt you. Come in from a curiosity perspective and sincere "I want to know what my options are." 

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BeatsPerMinute has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac.

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On 7/10/2019 at 11:35 PM, PrettyNerd said:

Hi all nurses! 

I wanted to come on here to get some advice.

I'm an lpn working at a specialty clinic, first job since I graduated nursing school. I've been working here for almost a year. About a month or so ago I got written up for "not improving", not finishing my work, and for making mistakes that apparently some physicians complained about. This really came out of no where and caught me off guard. I have been working hard and trying to learn a lot since it is a specialty and not something we go into detail in nursing school. So I've been taking notes and asking questions when I need help, so I was confused when my manager brought this up. About a week later,  one of the physicians pulls me aside and tells me that management is working on letting me go. This started making sense in my head because prior to the write up, they took away a lot of my duties. Then when I asked about which mistakes I was making, when I got written up, they were not able to answer my question. I must also add there is another lpn working there who is very insecure and likes to speak badly about other people to physicians/manager, she likes to twist things that are not true. Management takes her word on whatever she says, without asking me first. She sees I need help, instead of helping, she goes and runs her mouth and makes me look bad. Basically,  they gave me a write up so it is easier to fire me. 

So I have 2 questions. Is there anywhere i can go or call regarding this matter? I've called a few places but cant do anything unless it is discrimination or retaliation. 

Second,  is it best for me to just quit before I get fired?

Hearing all the things they told me really hurt me, as I've always gotten positive feedback from other employers. It would honestly hurt me to hear that I'm getting fired.

Can you share a little more about what this LPN has done or said about you? Give an example or two - it'll help me and others understand the context a bit better and allow for more helpful advice. 

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