A nurse badge that went viral online after a nurse was caught in the act of showing off her breasts to a doctor in a hotel room is being shared by others online.
The nurse’s badge was stolen on Thursday morning, a day after she left a room to work and was in the midst of a shift.
“She’s doing her job,” one Facebook user wrote of the nurse badge.
“It was just the wrong way to do it.”
“She needs to be held accountable,” another posted.
“I feel violated,” a third wrote.
Some women on social media have said the badge was “just for attention,” and others have suggested it was a publicity stunt.
“There was no intention to offend,” a nurse who identified herself as the nurse wrote.
“The badge was just for the attention it would provide.”
Nurses say they are not embarrassed to wear the badge, and some even posted about it on their own social media pages.
“We don’t need to put ourselves in a compromising position,” a source told NBC News.
“If we feel uncomfortable, we don’t have to wear it.”
Many of the nurses who shared the badge said it was to protect their jobs, and many said it showed they cared.
“In the middle of a stressful day, the last thing you want to do is show your breast to a male employee,” a woman said.
“That’s not okay, that’s just not okay.”
Some nurses said they would never wear a badge to a patient, and said they felt uncomfortable showing their breasts.
“A nurse badge is a badge of honor,” a nursing assistant said.
Another posted that she would never “dress inappropriately in public.”
A nurse in a hospital told NBC affiliate WSAZ that she felt violated by a badge showing her breast.
“You’re just showing that you care for your patient,” the nurse said.
The badge was taken at a hotel on the edge of the campus of the University of California, San Francisco.
“They took it without even knowing that I had it,” the woman said of the hotel clerk.
“When I called, he said ‘I don’t know about that, we haven’t received it yet,'” she said.
A hospital spokesperson said it has notified law enforcement.
“This is a rare and extremely regrettable incident,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“As a result of this incident, we are conducting an investigation into this matter.”
The nurse said she had no idea the badge had been stolen until she got a call from her employer.
“Oh, my god, I didn’t know!” she said of being informed.
“Then, when I went to the hotel, they put me on a flight.
I was in my room. I didn