The corona pandemic has determined the reality of our lives, changed our everyday life and restricted our freedoms. Even nursing care is not exempt from this, on the contrary: The corona pandemic has highlighted the predetermined breaking points of the discourse between freedom and safety once more. Where do we stand today? How stable are the ideals of freedom in the context of the crisis? What insights have we gained into nursing practice and into academics? Where do we need to pay more attention in the future and what lessons do we learn from the decisions and handling of the corona pandemic in nursing care?