Should nurses be allowed to have personal cell phones while working? Should personal cells phones be banned in the hospital for nurses (and other staff)?
I see a LOT of nurses, physicians, and other staff members at the hospital with their personal cell phones while on duty. Some are texting (ok, many are texting), some on Facebook, others....? who knows what.
Our hospital's official stance is no personal cell phones allowed while in the workplace. Of course, if you are on your break, it's not a problem.
Do different rules apply for different employees? Technically, the physicians are not employees, and tend to use their cell phones for work related phone calls. Nurses are supplied with hospital cell phones for use for hospital only phone calls.