Quote from CSLee3
Check your states practice act. Most states, like Texas, have a "Safe Harbor" claus that a nurse can involke for her or patient safety reasons. Does require a lot of documentation.....so start jotting down all facts if you haven't already.
Good Luck with the meeting........C
Actually, to my knowledge, Texas is one of the few "right to work" states that has this clause. (By the way, what is that right to work crap anyway - they should call it what it is: right to fire).
I live in a right to work state and we have no such protective clause. You cannot lose your license
(on an abandonment charge), for refusing an assignment - but you can be fired. OTOH, if you accept the assignment to protect your job, but provide sub-standard care for whatever reason (too many patients, not familiar with patient population, etc.) you CAN
lose your license because the board is concerned with protecting your patients from you - not protecting you from your employer
I only suggest bringing along a copy of the NPA for that state to provide documentation of the nurse's responsiblity to provide safe, competent care to patients and to refuse the assignment if unable to provide safe, competent care. (Management loses sight of that responsibility all too often).