Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Archive: Feb 2023

Money Is Everywhere

When I was growing up, I could always tell what items in the refrigerator were bought “on sale” because there would be tons of it in the refrigerator.  As a kid, it was pretty funny to open the freezer to find boxes of Lean Cuisine alongside cartons of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.  I could always tell what my parents bought that […]

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Do Virtual Nurses Really Exist?

Apparently, a number of hospital systems are implementing “virtual nurses” to help the bedside nurses who have been chronically short staffed.  Virtual nurses can assist with the admissions paperwork and the discharge education.  They can answer questions, talk to family members and, after the patient is discharged, can be a communication loop between the patient and their primary care physician.  […]

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Will License Discipline Affect My Future Education?

Many nurses who think the grass is always greener on the other side will continue their education by becoming nurse practitioners. But let me tell you, the problem is that the grass there is not greener because even if you become a nurse practitioner, the problems in health care still exist.  They’re just different problems. I have been asked if […]

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Non-Competes in Nursing

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has proposed a ban on non-compete employment contracts thinking this will improve wages of health care workers.  Covenants not to compete, also known as non-compete agreements, are legally binding contracts between an employee and an employer.  These agreements prohibit employees from working for a competitor or starting their own competing business for a certain period […]

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Fraudulent Nursing Diploma’s and Transcripts

  The Department of Justice recently arrested 25 people scheming to sell bogus nursing diplomas and transcripts, charging them with wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy. Thousands of people who had hoped to take a shortcut toward becoming a licensed nurse were fooled into obtaining these items that are necessary to sit for the NCLEX. The enforcement action spanned 5 […]

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