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.