I am a LPN in Ohio. I am back in school and only 4 months from graduating for my RN. Anyway, I was very recently employed full time in a long-term care facility. I had requested to drop down to PRN and was denied by my manager. Since school has started and I'm already overwhelmed with my last semester, I decided to just quit. After turning this in to the manager, she states "you may want to look into it, but this could be considered abandonment and you could lose your license" Can I really be?? I didn't give the 2 weeks notice, but I wasn't on-duty (nor reporting for or leaving from a shift). The closest thing was that I was scheduled to work tonight - I turned in my resignation 7 hours before my shift... Unfortunately, I have looked online for a while now and can't find anything specific to the laws in Ohio about this... it seems like other states you needed to have accepted a patient load (either by written or verbal report) in order for a patient abandonment claim to be valid.
What do you all think?