Why I Was Fired
I am an RN who did a 9 week training session in hemodialysis. I failed the final exam twice, and was given poor feedback after the buddy shifts. I was unsuccessful in the exam, and was seen by staff nurses as not proficient enough in my skills, so I was let go.
What Being Fired Has Been Like
It is painful. In my case, the reasons for being let go are purely based on my performance. I have moments when I confuse my work performance with my self-worth, and that is just not the case. The reality is that there is a better place for me to be, and the sooner I accept the reality of this situation and move on, the sooner I will find that place. I want to blame a lot of people such as the person who trained me, my buddy nurses, and my manager, but I know that I need to focus on me.
- Accept the hurt, pain, rejection. Talk to someone. Do something nice for yourself. Remind yourself that life will go on.