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.
Based on our education and experience across many healthcare settings and specialties, nurses are in the perfect position to serve on a variety of boards, especially in healthcare. Nurses on boards can be valuable decision-makers who act on behalf of patients.
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.
Patients are discharged as quickly as possible, whether from acute care or rehab, and nurses are ultimately responsible for the seamless transition of patients to home. As a specialty, home care has established best practices to help in this process.
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.
Becoming a nurse manager wasn’t a planned career move, but I liked managing and leading a team and was good at it. I enjoyed the close interpersonal exchange and found that I loved fostering an empowering environment.
Emergency nursing comes with a unique set of rewards and responsibilities. Treating patients of all ages and conditions at different levels of intensity makes this specialty fascinating for nurses.
For many nurses, joint, back and foot pain may seem like an expected part of the job, given the amount of time they spend on their feet. But it doesn't have to be that way. The right nursing shoes and foot care can make a huge difference.