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  1. Hello, all. So I have only been working at this LTC for about 6 days of orientation. Tonight was supposed to be my first night on my own working 3rd shift as the the only RN supervising 3 other LPNs. I have gone up to upper management a number of times about not feeling comfortable about the idea since I'm new to the place and a new nurse myself (only 1 yr exp.) After debating about it for days and with last night being crazy, I thought to myself it's not worth losing my license and sanity (I'm 7 months prego). I didn't get a break last night, didn't sit all night and was still orientating but left with the cart because the RN I was orientating with was busy with other things. I have asked for more orientation. They tried to give me my own patient load after 3 nights of poor orientation because they were short. I gave them my resignation letter today and got a call around 5 from the executive director stating that they would file a complaint against me for not giving them 2 weeks notice and leaving them short handed. I already expressed my concerns with them over and over again about not feeling comfortable being the only RN at night and they don't care. They just need me because they are short and they need a RN at night in the building. Does this ED have any legality with her treats? I just can't believe anyone would stoop that low to say they would report me for "endaring their residents." As you all can imagine I'm all stressed out about this and I've been so stressed out about this horrible place since starting. I don't agree with unsafe nursing practices. The nerve of some people, I can't believe how desperate some people are. I'm very professional and am not proud of quitting so soon after starting a job and without 2 weeks notice, but I have to consider what I feel competent and comfortable doing and what I feel is right for the residents. Any advice would be wonderful. So stressed out about situation.
  2. Thanks for your answer and for listing your experience. I really appreciate it! I guess the only thing I'm worried about now is if they try to say I abandoned my patients on the 4th night of orientation not knowing I passed my report on the the pm nurse. I guess I just have a feeling they are really dumb if they try to even bring abandonment charges against me. Hello, if they were really worried about resident safety they would have made sure I was fully orientated and that I was comfortable with a job I was completing other than just having someone there to cover their butts!!
  3. How do you know there are charges against you to appeal if they don't notify you until they've come up a verdict? Thanks for your answer.
  4. So how does the BON hear your side of the story?
  5. Can you elaborte? I'm sorry I'm new and don't get this message.
  6. So I talked to an RN that I started orientation with and was told that he heard through a couple people that they were going to try to go after me for abandonment. Just goes to show how low this place is. Even though I didn't do anything wrong, I still feel as though I need to defend myself. I don't need any complaints against me for bogus accusations. Does anyone know if the BON would even take this seriously?
  7. So they never even sent you a letter to tell you there were allegations and they were investigating you?
  8. I don't think getting a doctor's excuse will do any good now. I've already quit and I didn't hear from them anymore since I called them back yest. to say that my letter is valid and that I'm no longer an employee.
  9. cb rn-thanks for your reply. I have already talked to a lawyer. I told the ED when I spoke on the phone with her that I was going to seek legal advice already. AlmostabubbieRN-if you were under investigation how come you didn't know it and how did you end up finding out? Did your future employer know you were under investigation?
  10. But will that show up that someone tried to report me or complain against me?
  11. They use their per diem nurses there like regular RNs/LPNs. I'm sure none of them wanted to come in.
  12. I know that I was not the most competent or experienced and I never said I was. I was merely just stating the fact that I wasn't comfortable because if anything were to happen it'd be MY license not the LPNs. I also know now it is common for them to only have 1 RN at night but they should have corrected that when I said I didn't want that responsibility and moved me to another shift.
  13. 1214RN-what is a report of actions? Is after disciplinary action has been taken? Or is is anytime anyone makes a complaint?
  14. Pageantnurse-when you were being investigated did the BON contact you and is it open to the public that you are being investigated?
  15. Thanks everyone for all the replies!! And for the record, I would have given my 2 weeks notice but I did not feel I was competent. If they would have brought me to a different shift were I was not the only RN I would have finished out my 2 weeks no problem. They were not willing to work me and said I would work 3rds until they found a replacement for me (even after stating I didn't feel comfortable). When future employers do background checks does it show who's done them on you? And it doesn't mean that I worked for them, just that they did a background check right?
  16. When I had this phone conversation with her. I did tell her I would seek legal advice because she was saying I had to come in or else they'd report me. I then asked her for what and that's when she said for "endangering their residents." I told her I was an at will employee and I have not accepted patient care so how would she do that? She said I accepted a position and I was on the schedule. I think she doesn't know what she's doing. But she shouldn't have the right to threaten me or give me an ultimatum to go to job that I am not comfortable doing. I even said, "so you want to force me to come in even though I've expressed my concern about not being comfortable with being the only RN?" and she said yes, that they had 3 other lpns and a nurse on call for questions. That doesn't matter to me, it's my license I worked hard for it and if anything were to happen it'd be MY license!! This ED is only a temp. ED I heard her last days were coming up soon. I have plenty of things I could report on them for.
  17. Yes, I did leave on the fourth night of orientation and the PM nurse said she would stay. I gave her my report sheet before leaving and she said she would stay to help out. I did ask the ED what she would report me for and she said that she would report me for "endangering the residents" because they had me on the schedule and I'd be leaving them short handed. Well, I have nothing to do with scheduling and I was not on the clock. I let the scheduler know in the morning what my intentions were and I went back around noon to give my letter to them. It's not my fault they waited to find someone to replace me. I told the ED that I had told them numerous of times I'm not comfortable being the only RN at night. They didn't care they just needed me there to cover their butts because they only have LPNs the nights I'm working. I'm sorry, but I didn't feel comfortable with the responsibility of overseeing the LPNs, if the resident falls I have to assess, if they send somone out, etc. Plus, I didn't like how that place was run...nurses signing off on things that they didn't do. I just can't be that kind of nurse.
  18. SWS RN-I won't even be putting them down as a previous employer so I'm not worried about a good reference from them. Thanks for taking the time to answer to my post! Thank-you to everyone who answered; it is deeply appreciated. Must be all the pregnant hormones making me a mad women!
  19. Thanks for all the input!! She called me saying that she wanted to talk to me incase I wanted to reconsider giving them 2 weeks before they "do anything else" then went on to say if I didn't go in or give them 2 weeks that they'd file a complaint against me tomorrow with the BON. Can she threaten me like that? She said that she talked to the head of HR and someone else (can't remember) and that's what they said she could do and that I am "required" to give them 2 weeks notice. I just looked in my policy handbook and it even states I'm an at will basis, which means at any time myself or that place can seperate employment at any time without notice or cause.
  20. No, it was after my shift. I know this seems pretty petty, but I worked hard for my license and I won't be bullied into doing something I'm not comfortable doing. I just can't believe the scare tactic they tried to get me to finish out the schedule saying I would be "endangering their residents." No, they were short staffed before me and they are short staffed now. I have nothing to do with staffing and I'm an at will employee. I should be able to complain about her making false threats and causing me all this emotional distress. I mean how many times do I have to say I was not comfortable being the only RN and with the little orientation I had to be on my own? They don't care about their resident's safety, they just want to cover their butts and blame me if anything were to happen. So...really, they can't really make a complaint to about me to the BON, right?
  21. I was off the clock. I went this morning right after my shift to talk to someone about my concerns and was referred to the ED. She was in a meeting so I went home and came back with a letter of resignation effective immediately. I did leave on my 4th night of orientation because they were short. I didn't know what I was doing and they wanted me to take my own patient load. I expressed my concern to the nurse and a PM nurse was still there so she I gave my report sheet to her and she said she would stay and help out. I was technically still orientating though so they shouldn't have even tried to pull that on me. Then the next day the scheduler called me asking me what happened and I told her that I had not received enough training and I even voiced that to her that morning that it happened because I saw on the schedule that it was only me and my orientater scheduled. She blew me off and said "sometimes this happens; I'm working on trying to find someone to come in." I flat out told her that I was not comfortable taking a patient load by myself.
  22. The trick is true. I took the NCLEX twice. The first time it let me get to the CC page and failed. The second time I tried right when I got home and it didn't give me the error message about contacting the BON but got a pop up that said that I had already registered. I also noticed that the status didn't say delivery successful yet. Later on that day I tried and I got the famous pop up about contacing the BON and that I couldn't re-register. The next day, my quick results were up saying I passed!!! What a huge relief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  23. hgal

    HELP: temp. license says void

    I just took my boards yest. and went through all 265 questions! I checked my State's website today and it says that my temp. license is void and for me to send it back in. Does this mean I failed? I checked Pearson Vue's website and it says that there are no test results yet. I know another girl who took her's yest. and it says she's a RN on her status look up. Has anyone had experience with this? At this point, I know the chances of me passing are slim to none. I think I answered the last question right though. I feel so awful...I am in tears:crying2:
  24. hgal

    HELP: temp. license says void

    I'm not sure. I know it's void if you fail and I think if you pass it just wipes it out. Either way...I'm not getting my hopes up anymore. I have to accept the fact, move on, and study harder. I wish you the best of luck. Hopefully, you won't be feeling how I'm feeling!! Good luck!
  25. hgal

    HELP: temp. license says void

    A graduate nurse is a student who has graduated and can work under a RN while training for 3 months or however long that temp. license is good for.