I went right into L&D after graduating with BSN and have done nothing but L&D/LDRP for 14 years. Recently, hospital administration is making noises about L&D nurses floating other areas. Of course, you float or get fired. I took a legal course for nurses a few years ago that recommended the RN who is floated to an unfamiliar area have the nurse supervisor sign a statement (prepared by the RN) acknowledging that he/she, as a representative of the hospital, is aware that the RN, although willing to accept the assignment, has never worked in that area nor been adequately oriented. Unfortunately, now that I need it, I cannot find that piece of paper! Can any of you legal eagles come up with the verbiage I need? Thanks for your help! I doubt it would do much in court; however, maybe it will make the supervisor think hard about that decision.