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Frustration and advice please


Hello everyone,

I have recently relocated to the Long Island area and I am just feeling absolute frustration right now. I understand that it is difficult for everyone to find a job right now and I was feeling lucky about having a position, but I ended up being terminated from it because I "blew the whistle". I feel so upset and feel like a failure. My first RN job and I was fired. I don't know how to handle this in the future. What I reported was falsification of medical records, inadequate training and practicing outside the scope of practice for LPN's. I did the right thing, but I am still angry. I guess I just need to vent to other RN's and maybe get some advice.


Da_Milk_of_Amnesia, MSN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

come into NYC, try NYP, alots of jobs open

I have tried, I am beginning to believe part of it is because I have an ADN. Do you work there?

That is messed up. What happened? Where were you working? Were you working as RN or LPN? I'm so sorry to hear this.

I was working as an RN and was being told to "adjust" the times for when vitals were taken. I had a doctor who was in a hurry to leave, discharged patients at 1730 (according to his signature) and I wrote in my chart that I gave them meds at 1745. I didn't feel comfortable doing this and was then told I wasn't a "good fit" for the facility. In all honesty, the place is going to have something bad happen there and I don't want to be there when it happens.


Specializes in Behavioral health.

You really lucked out. If something did happen as the new person you would have been thown under the bus. I bet the state regulatory agencies would be interested in hearing your story.