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Default The Rules

Welcome to Just Us Nurses! We are an online community of nurses. We have a lot to offer whether you're looking for friendship, nursing issues, nursing education, current nursing events, need a place to vent or just to chit-chat with other nurses. Membership is free.

You will be required to have a legitimate IP address. IP addresses that are filtered through a proxy server will not be accepted. Membership will be denied.

Agreement to the following guidelines provides that you are a minimum of 18 years old. This is not an adult only website but does require that you are a licensed nurse, studying to become a licensed nurse or a retired licensed nurse. LPN's, RN's, and NP's only.

You agree to select a username that is not offensive or inappropriate for our community.

You agree your signature and/or avatar will not be offensive or inappropriate for our community.

You agree your avatar will not include photos of yourself or your family unless you wish to do so at your own risk. You agree that you will upload only photos that are deemed appropriate for public viewing.

You agree you will not post your address, phone number, e-mail address or place of employment. If you do so you do so at your own risk.

Just Us Nurses is an independent, stand alone nursing forum that exists for the education and enjoyment of our members. Just Us Nurses is not a corporation and does not rely on its members for monthly dues and or advertising revenue.

Support not Medical Advice:

You agree that you will refrain from posting "medical advice". Please offer support and "my experience" only not medical advice. Members must rely on the advice of their primary care physician.

Keep it PG-rated:
You agree not to post messages or links that are obscene, profane, sexually explicit or descriptively graphic. Posts with sexual content should have a tone of maturity and appropriate vocabulary.

Informational links:

You agree that if you copy and paste any article, story or video, you will give proper credit by adding the URL link to the bottom of the post.


You agree to provide reputable, verifiable sources for statements of medical fact that are not common knowledge. This ensures visitors receive up-to-date, accurate information on these topics. You agree to add the URL link to the bottom of the post.

You agree that you will not use any of the Just Us Nurses website features to remove any posted material from the Just Us Nurse website. The material found within Just Us Nurses is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Flames/Hot Topics:

You agree that you will not make derogatory comments about any person based on age, religion, race, gender, etc.

Administration Prerogatives

Moving posts:

You agree that the staff of Just Us may move your post from one forum category to another for the sole purpose of providing you with the best possible support for your needs. You agree you will not post duplicate content or cross-post (posting the same message in more than one forum).

Editing Discussion/Thread Titles:

You agree that the staff of Just Us may edit thread titles for the purpose of content clarity, adding to the navigational help of visitors looking for specific information.

Disabling/editing of posts/users:

You agree that the staff of Just Us may edit/remove the posts and/or disable the account of any member who does not comply with these community guidelines or any reason deemed appropriate by the administration for the good of the community and its safety. Requests for removal will entail removing personal data, location, avatar, etc, to protect the privacy of the person but the member account will remain intact because of the nature of the threading of posts within the database.

Public Disagreements with Administration/Staff or Guidelines:
You agree that if you disagree with the Just Us Nurses website policy, Privacy Policy or action of a staff member, you will not post public arguments. If you disagree, you may respectfully email the owner of Just Us Nurses

Legal Issues

You agree to not discuss suing hospital personnel, medical professionals, medical facilities, employers, etc. You also agree not to use this website as a place to recruit others to help you in any legal action or data gathering for legal action.

Just Us Nurses is copyright protected and has no obligation to provide attribution to you for use of any content you post. You cannot reproduce, copy or otherwise transfer any of the information or posts found on Just Us Nurses without the express written consent of the owner.

The "look" and "feel" of the site, including the color combinations, button shapes, layout, and all other graphical elements is also a trademark of Just Us Nurses.

The content of this site, including but not limited to the text and images herein and their arrangement, are copyright ?, Inc.. All rights reserved. DO NOT copy or adapt the HTML that Just Us Nurses creates to generate pages. It also is covered by copyright laws.

Any unauthorized use including, but not limited to, reproduction, transfer, transmission, dissemination and storage in a retrieval system of any content of this site, is strictly prohibited. Just Us Nurses has registered a designated agent with the U.S. Copyright Office pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(c)

Revealing your identity:

You agree that your identity and account details may be provided to authorities in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you or any other activity on the Just Us website.

Responsibility in Posting:

You agree that you will assume all responsibility for postings under your username/IP. Although this website tries to remove posts that are not appropriate or are medically inaccurate, Just Us Nurses will not be held liable for posts that are inaccurate, unsound.


You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold Just Us Nurses and the owner harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by Just Us Nurses in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, or trademark infringement arising out of: Your use of the Website; Any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you; The content, the quality, or the performance of content that you submit to our site; Your connection to our site; Your violation of these Terms; or Your violation of the rights of any other person or entity.

We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

Deactivation of the Sites

Just Us Nurses reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website, or any part or portion, with or without notice.

These Terms, including all terms, conditions, and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference and the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Just Us Nurses and govern your use of our site, supersede any prior agreements that you may have with us.

Use of our site is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our site.

These Terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce these Terms before a court of competent jurisdiction in Nashville, TN.

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed replaced by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.

Privacy Policy

You agree you have read and understand Just Us Nurses Privacy Policy. Just Us Nurses is not a medical advice board and does not intend to take the place of your relationship with your personal physician. Please consult your doctor/surgeon for any healthcare questions.
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