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Info_RN has 10 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Operating Room/Informatics.

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    Covid-19: The Guilt of the Work From Home Nurse

    I found myself coming to this site tonight hoping to find an article just like this one. I left bedside nursing 4 years ago to become an informatics nurse where I get to work from home everyday in my pjs. Ever since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in my state, I have felt guilty on a daily basis for not working on the frontlines. At the same time, I am also relieved that I’m not on the frontlines, which in turn makes me feel guilty again. It’s a constant internal struggle in my head. Do I leave my current position and volunteer to go back to the bedside, where I would, admittedly, be in way over my head. Or do I keep my current job where I can stay safe at home, when so many of my fellow nurses don’t have that option. Deep down, I know the work I do is helping other nurses who actually are on the frontlines. I just wanted to thank you for writing this article and expressing the same sentiment that so many of us are feeling. And thank you to the others who responded for reminding me that we don’t have to be on the frontlines to make a difference during this pandemic.