Is it a fair rule that nurses accept science and not spread propaganda that could impact public health?A woman asked Reddit's "Am I The A**hole?" forum whether or not it would be a jerk mood to tell a hospital that one of their nurses has been sharing anti-vaxxer memes on Facebook.xiledone wrote: Long story short, an old boss of mine's wife is a floor nurse (LPN) at a local hospital. She's an avid anti-vaxxer , and shares the mis information over Facebook and will argue anyone left and right when they try to correct her. I know the hospital has a policy on them being able to use your Facebook as means for disciplinary action. What I feel bad about is that she, to my knowledge, didn't share her view with patients, although she might or could have. I also feel bad that she could lose her job, but I feel that, as a nurse, you shouldn't be helping the misinformation, and be rightfully informed yourself. While the nurse in question claims that her anti-science view doesn't affect her job, one could argue that enabling the spread of illnesses could fall under the Nightingale Pledge, aka the nurses' Hippocratic Oath.The AITA (Am I The A**hole?) jury unanimously rules that the concerned citizen is NTA (Not the A**hole)."Only had to read the title. NTA," Afroliam commented, garnering over 5,000 upvotes."This person shouldn’t be anywhere near to people struggling with health, who might be sick, desperate and weak. She is considered to be a medical professional, kind of expert for normal people," panlevap wrote. "No matter how big your city is, facebook isn’t your living room and whatever you post might spread as rodent reproduction. NTA, you would be if you don’t report her."cupcakes_and_vodka shared the story of a nurse they know of who was said to let her conspiracy theories impact her treatment of patients: NTA at all. A relative of mine is a nurse at a peds practice. There was a nurse who was anti Vax who pretended to give shots... Meaning she stuck the kids but never released the meds. She didn't get caught until another nurse had to help her with a difficult patient saw what she did. She told a nurse supervisor who unlocked the sharp box... And it had plenty of full syringes in it. The woman didn't even lie when she was busted and said she had done it for years. The worst part? No one was told the truth. Parents received letters that there may have been issues with vaccines under a certain doctor for several years and kids would need them redone. They weren't told the truth. The nurse was fired but the hospital covered its a** to avoid lawsuits and lied about the whole situation. So again, NTA because who knows how far someone with firm anti-vax beliefs is willing to go. The verdict: you're not the a**hole if you harm the career of a healthcare provider who is doing harm despite pledging to Do No Harm.