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Is there an Entity that assist Nuses who have been fired?

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I am an RN of over 18 years. I have had a hard road like many others and those who haven't Great for you. Unfortunately outside life happenings has destroyed my nursing career and my self esteem. I have been asked to resign and fired over 3 times because of poor decision making. I was just diagnosed with PTSD and fired 2 weeks later. I have a husband and children. I know there is therapy and friends also the blogs to vent but is there some person or company that only deals with damaged nurses or do we still not believe we exist. As I read the blogs the unfairness of what we are asked to do and tolerate it's horrific and then we turn against each other. It was my dream to become and Nurse and to assist other however who assist us. If you are fired it was your fault, why did you resign don't talk about your previous employer, never admit you were human and made a mistake of judgment. We exist! Those who were blamed for doing something wrong in our profession and where can we go to be forgiven or is it just the Board of Nursing who reprimand's us with no other guidance. I am exhausted and tired. Please provide me with some insight of being better at my profession and myself from realistic point of views nurse to nurse.

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Your post is very vague for us to help point you in a direction details would need to be filled in. This forum is for nurses who have abused drugs/alcohol and got in trouble with the BON. That is not to say you're not welcome here, but we can not help you if we don't know what you're going through and why.

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Ditto the above post. Surely, you came away from at least one of these situations with constructive criticism that you can use to explore ways to rise above this.

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Your post is very vague for us to help point you in a direction details would need to be filled in. This forum is for nurses who have abused drugs/alcohol and got in trouble with the BON. That is not to say you're not welcome here, but we can not help you if we don't know what you're going through and why.

Terminated for not meeting job requirements. No substance abuse or Bon issues.

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It's really hard when you are just trying to perform your job.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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You say that outside life happenings interfered with your ability to do the job. Do you want to be more specific? These things were not able to be separated from work?

I'm sorry you are feeling bad and going through a bad patch now.

There is usually eap from an employer. I wonder if you can utilize their services at this point. That's the only entity I can think of, other than your MD or PMD( if you have one) to write you out as disabled.

They don't say that this job is a soul sucking job for nothing. I question why I went in this profession all

the time.It is easy to get caught up in a person thinking their job defines who they are.

Take some time to regroup, rethink things over.

(((hugs)))

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ixchel specializes in critical care.

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I'm so sorry for all that has happened and the way it has left you feeling. (((Hugs))) I hope you're able to find what you're looking for.

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xoemmylouox has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Life can have a huge impact on your career. If you cannot seperate your home life from your work life things get messy. You can bring stress from work home (my daily problem) or you bring the stress from home into work. You have to find a way to seperate the two or everything suffers. Get some professional mental health, start applying for a new job, and work on making yourself whole in the meantime.

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Altra is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

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Terminated for not meeting job requirements. No substance abuse or Bon issues.

This is on the plus side for you. Job hunting with BON baggage is a much, much tougher road. People in all professions get fired, and it is always more difficult to obtain the next job in that situation, but it can be done. It will take patience and a positive attitude.

As you are well aware, nursing is a profession which will demand all of best of you: knowledge, skills, judgement, and ability to withstand stress. If circumstances in your life outside of work are impairing your abilities in any of these areas, that will follow you to your next job and set up the same impediments to success.

I urge you to use whatever resources are available to you to help your healing process. You mentioned a recent PTSD dx - so that should mean that you are being followed by some healthcare provider, and that's good.

Wishing you strength and peace.

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sallyrnrrt is a ADN, RN and specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

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altra said it best, ((hugs))

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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This is on the plus side for you. Job hunting with BON baggage is a much, much tougher road. People in all professions get fired, and it is always more difficult to obtain the next job in that situation, but it can be done. It will take patience and a positive attitude.

As you are well aware, nursing is a profession which will demand all of best of you: knowledge, skills, judgement, and ability to withstand stress. If circumstances in your life outside of work are impairing your abilities in any of these areas, that will follow you to your next job and set up the same impediments to success.

I urge you to use whatever resources are available to you to help your healing process. You mentioned a recent PTSD dx - so that should mean that you are being followed by some healthcare provider, and that's good.

Wishing you strength and peace.

This.

I am a nurse that developed PTSD as an active nurse (LPN); I was resilient for a good while, went back to school and got my BSN, passed the boards, but I knew I was getting triggered a few times, and it showed in my work, and was given the "not a good fit" with one position; I knew what was the issue, and sought out help on my own; although I had a therapist, I had to obtain a psychiatrist again-I had one during my initial year of trauma-and had to get back on medications and found one med that works for me (very sensitive to most medications for PTSD).

I am on a low dose, dusted myself back up, and slowly worked to the point that I can handle high stress situations; I work at a very acute post-acute position and am and senior nurse in that position and I work as a Nursing supervisor on the side; I have also been sought out for many high acuity positions.

You are going to have to get well FIRST before anything else; you will not enjoy your career if you are going to be triggered, especially in times of stress and anxiety or even depression.

If you need resources, look into NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) for local resources, as well as therapists that charge a sliding scale for therapy.

There are options out there, seek them out and go from there.

Best wishes.

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