I strongly feel nurses should NOT have access to veterans service connection status (as on their face page in cprs). I feel it creates a bias as many civilian nurses are not fully educated on what it truly means to be service connected. Knowing a veteran's sc percentage does not change the type of care we give. All too often I have heard fellow nurses bring this up and say things like, "he/she doesn't look sick" or "its like free money". Veterans will have better care and feel more satisfied with their care if we operate in a completely unbiased fashion.
Idea No. 6915