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by Thought Thought, RN (Member) Member Nurse

Thought is a RN and specializes in OR RN.

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Hello!

I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend! I wanted to post a few questions I have been wondering. When you first started as a new grad, did you carry malpractice insurance? If so, for how long? Do you still carry it today? Also, where does a nurse go to get malpractice insurance?

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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There have been plenty of threads expressing malpractice insurance, what companies, opinions on the topic:

https://allnurses.com/gsearch.php?cx=partner-pub-9350112648257122%3Avaz70l-mgo9&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=Malpractice+insurance

I have always carried malpractice insurance; it's about half price for new grads, for experienced a little over 100 dollars.

I have been using NSO for years; there is another company out there as well; it has been brought up in the threads listed from the search link.

Best wishes.

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Hello!

I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend! I wanted to post a few questions I have been wondering. When you first started as a new grad, did you carry malpractice insurance? If so, for how long? Do you still carry it today? Also, where does a nurse go to get malpractice insurance?

Yes. 34+ years. Still carry it today. My policy is through NSO. I pay a little over $100 a year for my policy. It would pay for itself if I ever needed to consult an attorney. I am not naive enough to think I'll never need it.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Absolutely have my own. My facility claims they cover me but…

1. What if I no longer work for them when the lawsuit is filed?

2. Who are their lawyers looking out for? (Hint: it ain't me)

3. Does the facility provide representation if called in front of the BON? (Hint: Nope)

4. Does the facility provide information about situations? (Hint: Nope, at least not in my best interests)

I've been with NSO since graduating- they offered a new grad discount but not sure if they still do.

Insurance Options available through NSO

And this is one of the go-to articles here on AN about malpractice/liability insurance:

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/should-i-carry-391596.html

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Thought is a RN and specializes in OR RN.

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I'll go and take a look at those links. Thank you all so much, and have a wonderful remainder of your weekend! :)

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Marsh (www.proliability.com) is the other frequently mentioned company that specializes in covering nurses and allied health professionals.

I would never work a single day without my own coverage. When I was in nursing school in the Dark Ages, my father, a physician, advised me to never trust an employer to protect my interests, and never work without my own coverage, and everything I've seen in the years since then has only reinforced to me what good advice that was.

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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I graduated in 1978 & our instructors drilled into our heads that we should carry our own Liability Insurance. I went with NSO & have been with them ever since.

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SC_RNDude has 7 years experience.

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Yes, get your own Liability Insurance.

I just renewed mine that expired. I had forgotten about it, and then one day a family who was VERY unhappy with our facilty was filming a situation in the patient's room. No one was doing anything wrong, but anyone can sue for anything and make your life miserable, and they seemed like the type to do it.

I renewed my insurance that night!

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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NSO.....35 years and counting

Is your car insured? Is your home insured? Then you need to be insured.

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