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BVNPT Investigation 2 years later

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I was fired from my first nursing job 2 years ago. I had only worked for 3.5 months. We charted pt's I&O's in a computer system but the CNA's were also suppose to write them down for certain patients in a log book at the end of the shift. The state had come in and because of this the DON had stated that under no circumstance was the hand written log book to be left blank. One day both of my CNA's had left and not written anything in the log book. I was told by the girl that helped trained me that I needed to write down in the log book estimates based on what I'd seen through my shift. So I wrote down what I knew. If I gave a patient 2 glasses of water I wrote that down as his Intake and if I had checked on him and noted that he had 500cc I wrote that down or if I had helped them to the bathroom I wrote that down. I worked the night shift and I stayed late-which wasn't even allowed, they were very addamate that under no circumstance were we to get any overtime, to go through my notes and recall what I had seen and done to write it down-because I had no other option, the computer system that logs the I&O clears after each shift. My supervisor came in and stated that I was no longer suppose to be there and to give her the notes from the CNA's so she could finish documenting for me. I told her that my CNA's had left without notify me or leaving anything. She then asked how I was documenting and I told her I was only documenting what I had observed. She became furious and yelled about the state being in the facility and that I should have called my CNA's to come back in (I did not have any of their contact information and admin did not open for 2 hours after my shift). I told her that multiple nurses that she had put in charge of training me had told me to write down what I knew if I had nothing else to go on. The DON had me leave and then called me later that day and put me on supsension pending investigation. I was then called in and fired. I asked if an investigation had occured and asked what they had found and if they also discipline the others who were instructing others to do so and all I was told was that no investigation was needed as they had my words to go of, because what I wrote down could have been incorrect because I didn't have the documentation from my CNA's.

That was 2 years ago. I just got a voice message from a special investigator the BVNPT department of consumer affairs today stating they were notified of my termination and were wanting to close it out and they need to ask me what happened and get my side of the story so they can close it out.

I'm just looking for recommendations on what to do. Or things to avoid saying. Any advise would be greatly appreciated

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icuRNmaggie has 24 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU.

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What is the BVNPT?

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RNIBCLC specializes in Maternity.

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I can't offer much but I would consider talking to an attorney before giving any information in order to protect your rights.

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Sorry its California's Board of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians.

That's what I was thinking of doing. I just don't even know where to look for a lawyer for nursing issues.

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mmc51264 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes.

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My supervisor came in and stated that I was no longer suppose to be there and to give her the notes from the CNA's so she could finish documenting for me

Seriously??? She was going to document for you? that's like, third party. The CNAs should be fired for not documenting. That's some kind of funky.

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Thank you everyone. I have contacted a lawyer who has advised me on what to do.

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