Nursing Probation

  1. Between 2013-2016 I had major issues regarding family. In 2013 I had a total of 25 deaths in my family that was the result of various situations. I began seeing a counselor and my doctor put me on Citalopram. The medication caused me to become hostile and while I discussed this with my physician she felt that the positive effects of the medication outweighed the negative effects. In 2016 I had a mild verbal altercation with a patient who had a traumatic brain injury. She was upset and knowing the patient as I did, I knew that the more upset she became, the worse her speech impediment became. Knowing this, I had a habit of repeating back to her what was stated for clarification. In this instance she told me to "kiss her a.." and I repeated it back to her. I had two CNA's outside listening who reported me. I lost my job, APS got involved, investigated and dismissed it. I self reported to the board of nursing. At the end of their investigation it was decided I should go on probation due to misconduct between 2013-2016 due to hostility. (Sorry, but who wouldn't have issues after 25 violent deaths over a year?) I finished six months of my probation and had to move to another state. I have been looking for a job for a year now. Each interview goes well, they know of my probation status and the need to finish six months, but when I get the call back I am told they can't hire me because HR or corporate refuses. My probation is minimal. All they have to do is fill out two forms and I'm done. I feel like discriminated against, a criminal or worse. I've tried everything to find a job and nothing. I'm now homeless, have to rely on foodstamps, and have lost everything. I owe student loans I can't repay and as a result can't go back to school to get out of this "noble field of nursing." I can't even get a job at Walmart because I'm too educated. I'm at my wits end. What am I doing wrong?
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    About cdkand

    Joined: Mar '18; Posts: 1
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    You can't get a job at Walmart because you are too educated?

    Color me skeptical. Very skeptical.

    My son works for WM.
    Last edit by meanmaryjean on Mar 4
  4. by   bluegeegoo2
    I just quit nursing and got a job in a big box store. Guess I got lucky.
  5. by   JustBeachyNurse
    I know grad students that work at Walmart because they like night shift. I doubt your lpn diploma is a barrier. I know quite a few nurses that work in retail for a second job because they like the discount. Try the mall. Holiday season is hiring. Employers see you as a liability try dialysis they are used to restricted licenses
  6. by   phantasybm
    Your LPN license does not denote any level of education that would alter you being hired by a big box store. Are you sure the reason you aren't being hired is that it shows on your record that you were fired and the reason why? Walmart is very much about customer service as is any retail job.

    Its not like leaving the job you got fired from off your resume somehow keeps it off your background check.
  7. by   TruvyNurse
    I agree with the above posters. I'm very sorry to hear of your misfortune but you need to care for yourself. Forget a nursing job and just get a job to get back on your feet. Best wishes

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