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Blog spotlight: Snow storm paralyzes D.C. area, leaves 11 nurses jobless

Nurse Leader Insider, March 8, 2010

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In the aftermath of what President Obama dubbed “Snowmaggedon,” the Washington, DC, area slowly dug its way out of record-breaking snowfall. And 11 nurses and five other staffers from the area’s Washington Hospital Center were fired for failing to show up during the back-to-back storms.

When nurses graduate, they take a pledge to “do all in (my) power to raise the standards and the prestige of practical nursing”, but in light of the firing, many are questioning at what point one should draw the line and say nurses should consider their own health and safety first?

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