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HELP: quit LTC without 2 wk notice and ED treatened to report me to BON

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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OP: I got curious and went to my state's BON website. According to them, resigning without notice is NOT considered patient abandoment--it's an employer issue and not a patient issue. This is, of course, assuming that you are not resigning and walking out in the middle of a shift while you are caring for patients :)

I'll bet other state BONs will tell you the same thing...so any threats they may attempt to hold over you are going to be empty ones.

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They can only report to the BON if you abandon your patient.

They can report you. They just won't prevail. Hopefully.

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I'm surprised the discussion ended. How did it turn out? I appreciated reading it. I just graduated in May, and started a new job. They gave me four days of orientation on a unit with 41 people. It had a potential for 44. During the day there are two nurses on the unit. But, for the pm shift it was to be one. I never would have taken the job if I'd known I'd be responsible for that many people alone. Yes there was another nurse to do insulin but then she went back to her unit of 30 some odd people.

So, I quit before my 5th and last day of orientation. The DON called me and wanted to work something out so I wouldn't be "abandoning" my job. I explained the situation. She said that new people are trained on that unit but usually work on another unit. I know the first day I was scheduled by myself though was a day the lady orienting me was scheduled off. So, the scheduler had every intention of putting me on that unit most likely. Even if they put me on another unit, that would give me NO orientation on whatever unit they were putting me on.

Anyway, I was given the weekend to rethink my decision to quit. I don't feel any differently though, and I have three interviews this week, all that pay more. I was relieved to read that they can't charge me with abandonment, since I did not leave in the middle of a shift. The next shift I was to work I would have been orienting anyway, so that would not have left them short. They had notice for Friday and I was to be off this weekend. I don't plan to call them back. If they call me, I will use what I have learned here. Thank you!

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whatdidigetmyselfin2 specializes in Long-term/Geriatrics, Home Health.

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Not 100% sure but I don't think you have to list a job that you left in your probationary period (i.e 90 days) on your employment history. I've been told in the first 3 months of employment, if you quit, it's without penalty and doesn't need to be told to the next employer unless you absolutely felt it was necessary.

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