A nurse said her employer charged her with “improper telephone communication" for texting at work. The nurse is concerned about being reported to the state board of nursing by the employer and whether her job is in jeopardy.
An inmate’s allegations against a nurse state a claim against her for deliberate indifference. Whether or not the nurse had the authority to stitch the inmate's wounds or administer pain medication are issues that need further discovery in correctional nursing, court rules.
The new book, “Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare,” takes a first-ever systematic look at moral distress in nursing in the hope others use it as a catalyst to learn more.
For those of you who practice school nursing in a public institution, another important part of your practice is protecting student privacy. Read how one court ruled on this topic and how it might apply to you.
Healthcare facilities throughout the country are struggling to fill OR nurse positions as more RNs reach retirement age. Find out how residency programs can help.
Two supervisory nurses in a correctional facility were counting an expensive drug used for Hepatitis C, Sovaldi, for an inmate. Because the drug was so expensive, the facility required that it be treated as a controlled substance and pills were counted daily.
We introduced a team DAISY Award in 2013, and it has been a great addition to our statement of gratitude to nurses. Its acceptance is due, in part, to the increased emphasis in healthcare on interprofessional teams.
We are often asked what makes someone a good nurse? It's clear many of us want to know exactly which characteristics make us good, or even great nurses. Read about the 7 important qualities we possess.
In a recent court case, a nurse practitioner questioned the criminal court’s order denying her participation in an Intervention in Lieu of Conviction program and to surrender her APRN license after pleading guilty to several drug felonies. Learn more about the power of the board of nursing.
E-prescriptions are nothing new in today’s healthcare arena. But when not handled properly, they can potentially pose legal risks to an RN in an office setting.