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malpractice Insurance

Now that I finally passed boards (yahoo!) I start my job as a new RN in a Neurosurgical ICU. I realize that I should purchase some malpractice insurance, but I have no idea how to do this, or what type, how much coverage. I had malpractice Ins. in school but it was bought in bulk through the school. Any suggestions??? Thanks so much!

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Has 27 years experience. Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

There are several thoughts to this. Personally, I carry private malpractice insurance through Nurses Service Organization. (One of the sponsors of this site) and have for ten years. The reason is that I have done quite a bit of volunteer work with my children and don't want to have to worry. Of course, anything I say or do is always held to the standard of a nurse with similar experience. I also volunteer on the fire/rescue squad and wouldnt want to take any chance. For me, this gives me a little peace of mind. If all I did was work in a hospital, I don't know if I would or not. Ask your coworkers. Good luck.

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