At my hospital, we nurses are not allowed access to the web at work. Doctors, managers, educators and secretaries all have access, but staff nurses at all levels are not allowed!
There are many times when we have a patient with an unusual condition that I'd like to research, but I have to wait until I get home. Also, management expects us to do a lot of things online such as manage our medical/dental/vision coverage and even choose our "gift" for longevity awards - not a problem for me, but many of the nurses I work with don't have access at home, or are technologically challenged.
I just wondered what is going on in the rest of the world, especially after reading this article: