A nurse says after receiving a $10,000 sign-on bonus to work nights on weekends, the hospital changed her days and shift. She left two months later, and the hospital said she must return the sign-on bonus. Is this legal? Nurse attorney Nancy Brent addresses the nurse's question.
A nurse's license was revoked by the board of nursing after she was criminally charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. Later, the discipline was reduced to probation. Then the criminal misdemeanor was dismissed and the charge was reduced. Can she petition to have probation dismissed?
Delegating in nursing continues to be a real liability concern for all nurses, whether the delegation is to another RN, an LPN or a nursing assistant.
Nurse managers in a home health agency document the start and stop times for IV infusions, but they did not administer the IVs. Can this nursing documentation be considered truthful and accurate. Nurse attorney Nancy Brent answers this question.
The significance of the two nurses' documentation and conduct cannot be understated. Clearly, this evidence provided the basis upon which the case was decided.
A home healthcare nurse was allegedly sleeping while caring for a patient and a family member reported him to his employer. Find out how the nurse can address the situation.
A nurse applied to an RN-to-BSN program but said she was not accepted due to her discipline by the state board of nursing. She wondered if she could continue her education and if all nursing education programs hesitate to accept RNs who have been disciplined.
A nursing student wants to know what her rights are after being dismissed from her nursing education program four months before graduation. Generally, a nursing student's rights in a dismissal proceeding depends on, if you are in a public nursing education program or in a private nursing education program.
A couple is concerned about the care of their 7-year-old daughter at school. Their daughter has diabetes, and apparently the school nurse administered insulin to her three times during hypoglycemic episodes.
An RN says patient care technicians are not signing off on their work on patient charts. Her supervisor told her to document the information and sign the PCTs’ names, which worries the RN.