I'm a new nurse and I have a situation that I need advice on. I am working at a retirement home. I have been there since November and it's my first job as a nurse (passed boards in Sept.) One night last week I was working alone, which is happening pretty frequently to everyone. I had 30 patients on a skilled unit. The next morning I was staying over to finish up paperwork, but day shift had already come in took report, counted narcs and took the keys. Pt falls and dies. They are looking for a fall guy. I just found out they're getting statements from night shift aides when I was the nurse. In the meantime I was going to put in my notice today because of working short all the time and feeling it was unsafe. I got a call this morning warning me that they felt they were looking at me to be reponsible for the fall. Management hasn't talked to me about it this was just someone saying look out. I'm worried it's bad timing to put in my notice and if I do what should I say is the reason. I'm worried if I say short staffing they'll twist it around on me. I know I'm being vague on some details, but I'm trying to keep it off the radar.