New grad just got fired - page 4

I am still searching for the strength to move on. I was called in the office yesterday and given the pink slip. I am a new grad, just graduated in May and passed nclex a couple months later and got... Read More

  1. by   rn2day
    thanks to u all for your kind words and support.
  2. by   carol72
    My heart goes out to you.

    Thank-you for sharing your story, I realize this is painful.
  3. by   traumahawk99
    buddiage has given you great advice. just keep plugging away. you learned a lot regardless, and the next place you go, you'll take it with you and add to it there.

    sooner rather than later, you'll realize you can do this job and that this job sucks .
  4. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from rn2day
    thanks to u all for your kind words and support.
    Good luck to you and please let us know what your next step is.
  5. by   rellco40
    MOVE ON!
    The fact that you had 3 preceptors is enough to shake your confidence!
    I am a 12 month nurse and have had 3 FT jobs! ..... in 12months

    I hate the way they kick new grads around and then expect you to know what has taken them 15 - 20 yrs to KNOW!

    Please move on and don't let evil, disgruntled, bitter nurses take your dream!

    that's what I'm doing.......... continuing to search until I can find the right fit and the right team!
  6. by   PK12
    I went through something very similar & feel for you. As hard as it is not to, don't beat yourself up over this. My first job out of nursing school was on a medical floor with a pace that was daunting to even the most experienced nurses who'd signed on. I had preceptors almost half my age - too many of them & with different styles & opinions about patient care and very unrealistic expectations placed on me. Although I voiced my concerns early into my orientation, it wasn't until the orientation period was almost over that my position was "terminated" and I was asked to resign.
    Take a step back and examine all of the different types of nursing positions available. I took a position in sub-acute/long-term care and love it. There are so many opportunities. DO NOT let this taint your entire outlook on nursing.
    Find an organization that will value you for what you know and what you will learn along the way & good luck!
  7. by   lavahawaii
    It is a very tough thing to go through. No one likes rejection or to feel that they aren't "good enough". Use it to your advantage, learn from it, rise above it and go forward....the worst thing you can do is dwell here in this feeling of inadequacy...You ARE good enough....get back out there.

    Staff Development Coordinator
  8. by   kingallnurses
    Hi, take it easy..... everybody has his first try. You can never please everybody. The next time would far be better. Surely you can make it!
  9. by   Jenny67

    I just wanted to tell you I am sorry this has happened to you.

    I was going through some rough patches and a friend sent me a card that says, "everything happens for a reason. it's just a matter of moving your point of view around until you see it."

    Best wishes to you.

  10. by   oktravelnurse
    I agree w/ Elisheva, ask your preceptor and tell her you want to learn from this experience especially, since your were told shortly before this happened how well you were doing. I don't know all the problems you encountered or how long you were on orientation. My orientation lasted 3 months and I had a wonderful nurse. I have seen experienced nurses cross examine the nurse giving them report usually the new grad. I feel like this is very unfair. You can't know everything. I can't imagine how you feel because it has never happened to me but I do know it could happen to any one of us. Pick yourself up find out why this happened learn from it, and try to go on. We need good nurses and sometimes the experienced nurses can be hard on a new nurse. Hang in there!
  11. by   sammy67
    Easier said than done, but turn the other cheek. A NM that is going to be that way with you basically off the bat, could have been a sign of things to come. And places wonder why there is a nursing shortage?
    Hang in there, and I wish you the best!
  12. by   AllycatRN
    My heart goes out to you. I know exactly how you feel. I was fired from my first job too, and I remember questioning myself and my abilities as a nurse, and whether or not I should be a nurse at all. But I got right back out there, and found an even better job, where the orientation was much more organized and where everything finally "clicked" for me. I know that if you refuse to give up and get right back out there, the same will happen for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, and remember that you don't have to know everything - you just have to know where to go to get the correct information! Don't be afraid to ask questions!
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from augigi are constantly worrying about killing someone, not to mention getting everything done.

    I think that there are a lot more of us nurses who are afraid of that than will admit it! I was always afraid either I would make a horrible irreversable mistake, or would fail to notice something that I should have ...

    Unfortunately if we think that way too often we can get paralyzed...


    Thanks for acknowledging that, it is nice knowing I am not alone...