Hi there, I have been working as a contract nurse. I am two months in a contract with a hospital in Houston. They float me to different floors, which is to be expected, but there is one floor there that is an absolute nightmare. I've been a med/surg nurse for 7 years and I am familiar with how difficult it is but this floor surpasses difficult and is dangerous. On just that floor alone they have had over 50 falls in the past few months. There is no team work, charge nurse just watches you drown and they recently took away the CNA's. I recently found out I'm expecting and I miscarried my last pregnancy. I went into work on Sunday and they had put me on that floor. Ratio was 4:1 with no CNA's. I have worked this ratio before on this floor and it was still terrible. Without any doubt it would be dangerous to my pregnancy to accept that assignment. I told the charge nurse that I can not accept the assignment without any CNA's she said "We will help you" I worked with charge nurse before and she's one of the worst ones. In hindsight I should've called the House Supervisor but I was really upset. I have never refused an assignment before and I went home. I did call the director around 0745 but she did not answer or return my call until 4 pm. The facility has terminated me and is filing a Do not Return. Which is really bad for me at my agency. My question is: Have any of you been through this before? Should I argue this? Can I argue this?