I was fired from being a director of nursing at a Long-Term Care facility in a remote, isolated area in Maine. The reason was, as was reported to the Board of Nursing, "not clinical." It was all about my leadership. But the administrator said that she was only going to report to the board of nursing that it wasn't clinical...only leadership. However, she reported to the board all sorts of stuff that are exaggerations, half-truths and some outright lies. Besides the betrayal, which is hard enough to deal with (I'm a big boy, I'm so over and above the catty nature, and awful treatment), I now have to answer to the board of nursing, as the board of nursing took the termination letter and called it a complaint. Unprofessional conduct, or, "a violation of this chapter." I need some help in putting together a response to the board in writing. I am not looking for a lawyer - I simply can't afford it. At this point, I am looking for some pointers of how to seal with the Maine State Board of Nursing in responses. Is there anyone who can help me?
By the way, I think that Long-Term Care is broken. Too much is expected from too few people, with too many people who are just simply, jerks. It is a rare gem to find a supportive facility, with real people who treat people as people - not objects.
Please don't tell me that I should have malpractice insurance
. I've now learned that lesson...as I am aware that it would have reimbursed for license defense. But that didn't happen. I am now insured...but I w