First let me say this: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANYTHING THAT MAY PLACE YOUR RN LICENSE IN JEOPARDY!!
By doing so, you DO run the risk of losing your job, BUT better a "lost job" than a "confiscated nursing license by the BON" because you failed to exercise sound judgment in what you could or couldn't safely handle on the unit in which you are employed.
Nurses need to put their foot down about what is SAFE for them and their patients, and what is not. There is nothing to fear but fear itself, and no one has ever been courageous without being in the midst of a fearful situation, so why are you putting up with that drama?
If you are only complaining about what should not be kosher for any nurse to do on his/her job, BUT still accepting the crap that the Admin. deals you each shift, the REAL message that you...and thousands of nurses like you....are sending to the "Powers That Be" is: "No...I do NOT like having to deal with this crap, but I AM WILLING to deal with it BECAUSE I need...a paycheck to survive.., etc... And it is in the NEED for a nurse to survive that Admin has you by the collar and choking the chain as tight as they can around nurses necks like yours.
This might sound harsh......but it is EVER so TRUE! REALITY sucks!!! It doesn't get any more real than this, hon. Life is a SINK OR SWIM deal.....and it sounds like you are "sinking fast". Want to save yourself? What's stopping you? Take a stand, stand for what you believe is right to do, and leave the mess for the Admin to clean up as they always CAN find another nurse who they can beat up on. STOP the abuse, and find yourself better employment. :kiss