Lawmaker will shadow nurse for 12 hours after comment about them playing cards

WASHINGTON-In a span of three days, nearly 650,000 nurses signed a petition to get Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh to walk in their shoes for a day. And she’s accepted the challenge.

The Republican lawmaker came under fire after saying last week that nurses in smaller hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day” during a debate about legislation that would provide nurses with uninterrupted meal and rest periods.

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