One of the nurses where I work has been hospitalized. She is not on our floor but does come to our floor to visit with staff. She is in a patient gown and brings her IV pole and sits inside the nurses station for hours just visiting. Is it a violation of hippa for her to be in the nurses station while she is a patient? She does not look up patient info on the computers, but we normally dont let patients behind the desk. Can anyone answer this?