Jump to content
haitianrn

haitianrn

Member Member
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 59

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 2,343

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

haitianrn's Latest Activity

  1. I used to work part time every sat and sunday at a LTC facility.Yesterday they told me that now I would only be PRN.tHEY COULDVE FIRED ME, BUT i GUESS THEY WERE TRYING TO AVOID PAYING UNEMPLOYMENT....?I don't think they realize their own faux pas, since they essentially reduced my hours. They also said "You will still be in our system", as if that was supposed to make it better! So, I went ahead and filed unemployment and am waiting to hear if I qualify, due to a reduction in hours? I've been calling the scheduler to see if I will work at all this weekend, and she seems to be avoiding me as well. I have a feeling I will never hear from them and this was their slick way of avoiding firing me. I haven't done anything wrong with regards to patient care or been absent---the reasons they gave me for making me PRN had to do with proper documentation, remembering to fill in gaps in my MAR, which are things all the other nurses there have also been short on time to do.(Its a crazy place, 32 residents per nurse, only 2 nurses!).And I was not written up about the MAR or the documentation, so if the unemployment office asks if they followed due process, they did not.I live in IL and its employment at will, but still, I would think I qualify for unemployment.Any thoughts?
  2. haitianrn

    New grad got fired, help

    OK, moderator, plse close this thread now. I already feel the wrath of some posters. My decision has been made on what I must do.Thanks to all who took the time to reply without passing judgement, and to those who did prejudge me, its not you putting food on my table or a roof over my head.
  3. haitianrn

    New grad got fired, help

    we ll, i just asked HR what their policy is, they told me they only verify title and dates and that it is considered a neutral reference.In that case, since I know that now, should I just say I was let go because they told me I wasnt a good fit? I dont see the point in my bringing up my absences if they wont.... The only question would be that the new employer may ask me to elaborate on why I wasnt a good fit, in which case I have no clue.I guess I could say that was all the reason they gave for terminating me, right?
  4. haitianrn

    New grad got fired, help

    Thanks for all those replying. But now I am confused because some people advise saying I left because of not a good fit, etc while others advise me to be honest. Not sure which road to take...Im inclining toward the not a good fit, because in this economy, what employer will gamble on someone who got fired when they have dozens of others who may not have been fired with equal qualifications? If I was the employer, I know I'd be leary of hiring someone who got terminated, no matter what her credentials or experience.
  5. haitianrn

    New grad got fired, help

    thanks for the advice, i will change the end date on my resume.But just curiuos, if i lied about being fired, how would a new employer find out since my old job can only say dates, dept that i worked? I just think saying i was fired isnt gonna help me get the job, and i need this money badly, three kids and behind on morgage, need i say more.....
  6. haitianrn

    New grad got fired, help

    i was absent mostly due to babysitter issues and health one time. When u get fired, is it reported to board of nursing is that checked by other employers? i really want to lie and say i quit not a good fit, etc.....
  7. haitianrn

    New grad got fired, help

    I just started my first LPN job in October and got fired 2 days ago. Its the only nursing experience I have so in order to get another job, i have no choice but to put it down. The experience I got looks good on my resume. I got fired for being absent 4 times during my probation period. What should i say to prospective employers when they ask why I left? I dont want to say I got fired. Can I just say it wasnt a good fit? Also, on my resume, i didnt put an end date, it just says Oct 2009-present. Should I change it?
  8. haitianrn

    Triton College 2010 Nursing Program

    If I were you, Id stay away from Triton. They always brag about their program and pass rate, but that is not due to them being a good program, it is due to students who work hard and fight tooth and nail to remain . The faculty do not lecture well, and you are expected to learn it all on your own, like a distance learning class. they treat people like 12 year olds and even students in their forties get treated like kids whove never had jobs before. Some instructors there are good but many of them are just reading off the textbook and cannot answer questions. Also, be careful of the Psyche instructor during clinical, she will pick on students and try hard to fail you for the dumbest things. Plus, Tritons tuition is now $300 an hour, thats crazy for a community college.
  9. haitianrn

    09-10 hrsa nursing scholarship

    wheres the page to check my status? i dont see anything like that..........can someone send me a link, plse?
  10. haitianrn

    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    i'm bumping this thread because the old one from 07-08 somehow got revived by someone (probly accidentally), and I want to make sure we get the timeliest info all in one thread. Thanks.....
  11. haitianrn

    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    I called HRSA today and I asked him if "under Review" was only for certain applicants or if it was standard for everyone; he said it was standard! Then I asked whether this was a good sign or not, and he said it was good, (but only because some other files status were incomplete). No big change, still in the dark.
  12. haitianrn

    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    anybody else? I'm starting to wonder if maybe under review is bad, meaning your application is dubious. I am just a worrywart, not trying to be a pessimist.Hopefully its a good sign.
  13. haitianrn

    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    my status says "Under review " i just checked. Is this a good sign, or I wonder if everybody gets reviewed? Im gonna check old threads on this topic and see what they had to say and maybe Ill call HRSA, too.
  14. haitianrn

    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    heard nothing yet
  15. haitianrn

    Tough Decision, I need some advice. RN to MD?

    I'm responding sorta late, but I couldnt help but reply. I did read that book you mentioned by Kronner, and I felt that the author, a former anthropolgist, basically wasted his med school experience since he never practiced. It seems he saw med school as just another anthropolgical case study that he was curious about so he applied. I went to med school for a very brief tiome period-like 1 semester. It was very very VERY difficult and all time consuming;there is no way you can pass and have a family, friends, every minute is used to study the enormous MASSIVE info they throw at you;its just unbelievably cruel how much detail and how hard the material and exams are. I had a nurse in my class and she said the material wasnt too new, however the amount of DETAIL med students need to know was different from her nursing , according to her. I failed out that semester, and it was a blessing in disguise. had I stayed, I'd never see my little boy and would probably regret the whole decision. I am glad I am in nursing school instead, family comes first.Good luck.
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.