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Nancy J. Brent, MS, JD, RN

About Nancy J. Brent, MS, JD, RN

Our legal information columnist Nancy J. Brent, MS, JD, RN, received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and concentrates her solo law practice in health law and legal representation, consultation and education for healthcare professionals, school of nursing faculty and healthcare delivery facilities. Brent has conducted many seminars on legal issues in nursing and healthcare delivery across the country and has published extensively in the area of law and nursing practice. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her role of legal information columnist. Her posts are designed for educational purposes only and are not to be taken as specific legal or other advice. Individuals who need advice on a specific incident or work situation should contact a nurse attorney or attorney in their state. Visit The American Association of Nurse Attorneys website to search its attorney referral database by state.

Was the Dressing Change Done or Wasn’t it? Court Doubts RN’s Integrity

By | 2020-12-07T09:52:52-05:00 November 28th, 2020|Categories: Nursing Careers and Jobs|

A nurse licensee has the right to challenge a board discipline by filing an administrative review case in court. In the following unpublished opinion, an RN appealed the state board of nursing disciplinary subcommittee's order. The order resulted in a one-to-two year probation and a $250 fine. The subcommittee found the RN violated sections of

Nursing Boards’ Disciplinary Actions: Learn What’s at Stake

By | 2020-09-29T17:11:28-04:00 September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Nursing Careers and Jobs|

Many nurses are concerned about professional negligence lawsuits, but disciplinary action imposed by state boards of nursing can have a major impact on a nurse's practice, as well. Disciplinary action can result in consequences such as being unable to practice nursing for an extended period of time or obtain licensure in another state, and loss