Are their any rules about nurses crying? Like not if they see you shed a tear once you are fired, but is their anything that addresses this?? I was talking with a friend today about how easily I tear up now. I never used to be this way, shoot I don't cry at weddings, not even my own. I giggled over some family and my husband tearing up. I usually smile or laugh in times of stress. Just how I am. Lately though probably about the past 2 years I cry a lot. I wouldn't say cry as in bawling and bring out the kleenex, but tear up a lot when I see sadness and sometimes excitement. An example, I was watching Primetime's What would you do? Last night. They had a fake scenario set up and even though I knew it wasn't real, although the scenario happens often, I couldn't hold back the tears. So I was thinking about a patient and maybe something really bad happened and they were crying, or their family was crying and I started tearing up to, would I be in trouble?? I hope I am making sense, I am not talking about hysterical crying, I LOVE babies, but I don't want to work in NICU because I know their is a good chance of the baby dying and I know that would effect me. Anyway, so I am just curious if this is ever addressed.