Refusing an assignment

  1. I have been reading with interest the thread about the CNA that is facing 60 years in prison. My question is ..... if you refuse and assignment because it may compromise patient safety is that grounds to be fired?
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Yes, there is a possibility of being fired. Must notify Nursing supervisor immediately and NOT accept report to prevent being charged with abbandoment. Here are previous answers/resources to assist in decsion making process.
    Better to leave a job than LOOSE your license.

    ANA Principles for Nurse Staffing

    The Right to Accept or Reject an Assignment

    Assignment Objection/Unsafe Staffing Form

    Safety in Numbers: Measuring Nurse-to-Patient Ratios, Part 1

    Safety in Numbers: Measuring Nurse-to-Patient Ratios, Part 2

    CNA:Your guide to rights on the job
    Weingarten and Skelly Rights for Registered Nurses

    Abandonment and Short Staffing
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 7, '01