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.
Nurse innovators apply new ideas or adopt existing ideas in new ways. The results of these and other collaborations could lead to changes in how nurses care for patients, get their training, teach others, communicate with patients and families and more.
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.
DAISY recognition has significant meaning for nurses. It serves as a reminder that the work they do makes a difference. The award allows colleagues, patients and patients’ families to honor extraordinary nurses and the contributions they make every day.
A nurse's license was revoked by the board of nursing after she was criminally charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor.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?
With multiple generations in the nursing workforce, unique opportunities exist for growth, learning and development. All generations of nurses have plenty to offer one another.
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.
We define the difference between part time vs per diem in nursing to help you understand each staffing type. This will help you pick the right role for you based on your individual needs.