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August 16, 2012 8:48 PM Subscribe
Moment of crisis. Wife was fired from nursing job; now she's concerned that future nursing jobs may be partly or entirely beyond her reach.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Without going into too much detail, she made a fairly minor mistake that had major enough consequences (* not a death) that they fired her the day after. This was her first nursing job after attaining her RN and she'd had it for almost 8 months. She has no intention of contesting the termination in any way; she feels that it was justified.
To what extent is this likely to impact the process of finding a new nursing job? She's going to be looking at different types of settings than this last one, but she has always had a notion of being "not a typical nurse" (i.e. outside of a hospital setting; she has more interest in preventative care than dealing w/acute situations) and while this termination may seem like an opportunity to explore that, the fact that she was fired would seem to close doors rather than open them, particularly in this field.