I am a state prison nurse. If my supervisor tells me to do something unsafe, she says she is liable because she ordered me to. I know the nazi defense that 'I was ordered to' is not valid for nurses, but need some documentation to convince the military style system that she is not correct. After nursing for 25 years I can't remember where I know this from. The issue is petty but common in this system. If it isn't of great importance it never gets heard outside the building. I don't know where I can appeal to. The other supervisors ( non medical) think because she has the power she has the knowledge. Their system does work like that. I get verbally reprimanded for not following orders that are unsafe. They don't give me time off so I can't grieve it outside the institution. It stops at the 3rd level. The union is great but has limits. Who in the state system can help me?