CaffeinePOQ4HPRN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN 450 Posts Has 10 years experience. Mar 27, 2020 5 hours ago, Willcont2montr said:I am an LPN who works from home and also does prn detox ( think homeless, hep c and hiv, not med compliant)My mother is an NP getting her doctorate who teaches at a University. I have three Master Level aunts 1 in ICU in GA One Manages the nephrology department in another hospital One last aunt who works outpatient ECT treatements in NCI have 2 cousins in in Florida both ER nursesCOUNTLESS RN BSN friends in Boston Hospitals ( where I am ) working the front lines leaking me information not in the news. We ALL agree that this not what ANYONE expected when they became a nurse. MARTYRDOM was not on the admission requirements. My mother and I are very fortunate BUT we hear first hand the conditions people are working in. My aunts in GA both say they are not telling the reality on the news. Half our family shouldnt be wiped out because of a lack of ppe. I would gladly leave my house and go work where needed if guaranteed proper ppe. Like another person said, they are wear WHOLE HAZMAT SUITS SOME PLACES!The fireman example has been used many many times. I agree. Those firemen also lifted one another up during 911 too something that I'm not sure nursing will be able to say after this. Lastly, This will probably be my one and only comment on here because it seems the toxic nursing culture thrives in this forum and its embarrassing. I'm not sure if some nurses just dont have family, kids a spouse or just dont care about others but to tell nurses who are fighting the front lines to basically "quit whining" is exactly why we are in this situation. You can say whatever you want. But my WHOLE family has agreed. If they are not peoperly protected they will have to walk away. That is a lot of knowledge leaving nursing but when you understand that they have people at home that love them theres just not choice. THE IDEA THAT NURSES ARE SUPERHUMAN AND WEAR CAPES INSTEAD OF PPE NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED. BULLYING NURSES TO DO DISREGARD THEIR OWN WELLBEING NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED. Some of you "caring at all cost self sacrifing hero angel nurses" are exactly the reason people choose not to work the bedside. Yes we are in a pandemic but cant you see people that tell you that you will be fine are never the ones standing next with no protection? They are writing you a letter from their home? Its so funny how a career can boast care but treats its collegues with distain when they try to care for themselves. Calling nurses out of retirement is an example of that. Arent those the people we are protecting? These nurses better be doing telephone triage! Again these forums have disgusted me with their attitudes but "I'm just an LPN" I'm sure youll say to LOL Well said! From a fellow RPN (who is also a RN-BScN).