You must feel like you are in a nightmare that won't end. I am sorry for your pain and the management team's soul-less behavior. How do these folks sleep at night or even get into nursing? The PTB want to run healthcare systems like businesses but offer no personal improvement program? Shame on them. Your situation reinforces my stance on keeping work separate from my personal life.
This type of scenario seems to be occurring more and more within our disintegrating profession. I witnessed half of my co-workers high-tail it out the ICU when a new director was hired to clean house. Others were blind sided, fired and too humiliated to fight back. It took 4 years for said director to get to me. Long story short, I refused to resign or go to another unit, applied for unemployment and like eriksoln had a telephonic court hearing.
I was on vacation on an island in the Gulf of Mexico and didn't even know if I could get cell service during the hearing. The director, HR rep and 4 other ICU nurses were on the line. You would have thought the hospital was defending a federal murder case. It was difficult not to laugh, knowing how rehearsed 5 out of the 6 of them sounded, I was on vacay and they were not! The hearing officer chastised them for their personal opinions and repeating the same thing. The 4th nurse, a seasoned ICU nurse, would have nothing to do with their script. The ruling was in my favor.
Did the firing affect future employment in the middle of a recession? Nope. In fact, the HR director at the new employer had worked at my former workplace and was familiar with the M.O.
Oh, and the darling director: she is supporting her out-of-work boyfriend, her kids have nothing to do with her and her house is worth 100K less than what she paid for it. Karma is a wonderful thing.
When one door closes another door opens but that hallway in between seems mighty dark. OP, do something really nice for yourself because you are worth it. Take care and keep us posted.