Hi All, While I am considered a strong hospice nurse, and have gobs of experience, I have come up against a wall. I just resigned from a position with a for-profit corporate focused hospice, that is branched off from a home care company. When I was hired, there were two other RNs, an LPN, three CNAs, a chaplain and a SW. One of the RNs quit when her father became ill, another was fired for lousy performance and paper visits, leaving me and the Clinical Director as the regular RNs, plus one PRN fellow who helps out when he can (he has a full time job running a farm). One of our CNAs had a baby and left. Rough, but doable. Then two months ago, my clinical director gave notice that she had to move out of state with her husband for health reasons. I was offered the Clinical Director position by the Executive Director, and after thinking about it, agreed, on the condition that at least one other RN is hired ASAP. Everyone was in agreement. Right before my CD is to leave, the ED was fired. I spoke with multiple people at Corporate, from the Division VP to the Director of Operations, everyone agreed that another nurse will be hired, and I had lots of promises that there would be an ad placed, etc, yada, yada. I would get a bonus, and they appreciated everything I was doing, keeping the place held together, I was the glue, etc.No ad was placed. For three weeks, I was the only RN, the CD, and the ED. When I left, I was threatened by the VP of Hospice that she would turn me in to the Board of Nursing for abandoning my patients. I'm not really concerned about that, but I'm just so angry that people can treat others so badly. It has shaken my faith in hospice, and in the people in hospice. This has been my passion, and I am embarassed to be in the same field as these mercenary scavengers. Any suggestions?