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by StormyRN95 StormyRN95 (New) New

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Hi, I’m back. 

An update from my last post...

So my engagement ended earlier in the month during the second week of school and my ex has moved out of the apartment we shared. He has family on this side of town so he moved back in with his parents and I have been struggling to come up with the money to pay all my bills and the total rent, where I used to just pay half. 

I’m already responsible for a car payment, medical bills, and vet bills from the past year and I’m just drowning in financial issues. 

I realize that it’s early in the school year but I can no longer afford my bills with what I’m making. I accepted this job because I wanted to leave the bedside and my (then) fiancée and I were planning on getting married and having children. 

My plan now is to go back to the hospital to work until my lease is up and then I’ll at least be able to breathe a little easier, but it’s not until March 2020. 

So I spoke with HR yesterday to give them my two week notice and let them know that I am having financial difficulties (I didn’t get into the personal aspects) and he was very condescending saying that I shouldn’t have accepted this job if I was having money problems but I wasn’t when I applied. I was okay with making less then because me and my fiancée shared financial responsibility but now he’s out of the picture. 

The guy with HR also told me that I have to be released by the governing board, which might not be until October! I don’t have that kind of time. I wanted to give my two weeks and start applying for hospital jobs but he said I have to wait to be released. Has anyone heard of this? 

In my contract it states that “if Nurse resigns without advanced governing board approval, the resignation will be deemed to be an unprofessionally act that may subject Nurse to disciplinary action by the State Board of Education, up to and including suspension and revocation of the teaching certificate.” 

Does the board of education have any power over my license? I don’t even have a teaching certificate... 

anyways, any advice? Have you known of this happening to anyone? Have you known anyone to just put in two weeks and leave without a replacement? 

 

I really need help. Everything has become a mess. 

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Is ex on the lease? If so he is still responsible for half the rent

And sorry for the mess you are in right now. I have no ideas on the other stuff

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Ask the Legal Nurse on here, she may be able to give you some clarity

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lifelearningrn has 4 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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Are you in an "at will" state?

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How do I reach the legal nurse? 

BTW I live in AZ, which I believe is an "at will" state...

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lifelearningrn has 4 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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18 minutes ago, StormyRN95 said:

BTW I live in AZ, which I believe is an "at will" state...

I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think this is a BON issue. Because you're leaving during your contract year, you can be barred from working at another school in your district, or possibly the state for a year or more.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Hello StormyRN95,

I am a Legal Nurse Consultant.

Per the TOS of the site, we cannot offer legal advice.

You will need to contact an Attorney.

We wish you well.

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