When I was in CNA school, my RN instructor told us there are certain states who have certain levels of protection for RNs. For example, Nevada has POOR protection for nurses. If a patient wants to file a lawsuit against an RN for some reason, chances are the RN could face some kind of penalty. California on the other hand, according to my instructor, has EXCELLENT protection for RNs. They protect their RNs within reason. If a patient files a lawsuit against an RN for some reason, chances are the RN will most likely win the suit. Is anyone knowledgeable about this? Are there certain states to stay away from? I've seen some articles like "top 5 states to work at as an RN". If this is true, I'd like to use this information for future use whenever I can get into nursing school
and graduate. I think he might have said it in leu of how much hospitals budget can manage a good attorney level for their employees against the attorneys of the patients side. I know in Nevada, the BON motto is "to protect the public".