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?
Nov 6, '01
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