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Should NPs Be Paid The Same As MDs?

With 23 states along with D.C., Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands having full practice authority (independent practice without physician oversight), it would seem that nurse practitioners (NPs) in those places should be reimbursed at the same rates provided to physicians (MDs). However, these NPs are paid 85% of what physicians are paid for the same services. Although there are […]

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19 Years In A Row!

Sometimes broken records are good!  Nurses are again in the spotlight for the 19th consecutive year, based on the results of a 2020 Gallup Poll as they are rated the most ethical profession.  Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Americans rated nurses very high or high.  That is even higher than the previous two annual polls which, of course is due to […]

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Nurses In Leadership

Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner Rear Admiral Susan Orsega has been appointed as acting US Surgeon General.  I am so happy that a nurse has been appointed to this position.  Who better to advise on how we as Americans can improve our health and reduce the risk of disease other than a nurse?  She will oversee the United States Public […]

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A Rose By Any Other Name …

A frequent question I am asked from new business owners is, “What should I name my business?” Keep in mind that people are not hiring you for the name but are hiring you for you!  Regardless of what name or website name you choose, I strongly suggest owning your name as a url.  Unfortunately, for mine, loriebrown.com was already taken. […]

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Nurses Say “Aloha” To Hawaii

It’s interesting that Hawaii nurses get the best annual pay of all nurses in the country: $104,060.00 per year.  Story.  At the same time, California nurses get the highest pay per hour at $54.44 per hour.  Nurses in those 2 states are mostly unionized. If you want to go to the Aloha state for your nursing practice, you will have […]

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Covid Fatigue Is Real!

The number of nurses in acute care is dropping as they are leaving the profession in droves. It is scary to think that we’ve had a nurse shortage even before the CV-19 pandemic erupted but we now are seeing nurses walking away from their careers in even larger numbers.  Today’s nurses have never faced such devastation, disease, and death in […]

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Discrimination Complaints In Nursing School

Imagine you are a member of a minority who is being discriminated against at a nursing school that is costing you over $50,000.00 a year? That is exactly what has been going on a Yale School of Nursing.  Who would have guessed that one of our most prestigious Ivy League universities would see a rise in racism complaints? See article. […]

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Will 2021 Be Your Year?

Every year in December I have a retreat with my staff but because of the CV-19 pandemic, this time around we are holding it next month instead.  We meet to plan for the year ahead. Back in the day I used to run my legal nurse consulting business in my garage (every good thing, like Apple Computers, started in garage, […]

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Nurses Sue Hospital For Endangerment

  A group of healthcare workers and their union filed an action against Riverside Community Hospital, an HCA owned facility in southern California.  [Story]  The Plaintiffs are 4 healthcare professionals that state claims they were not provided adequate protective equipment and that they were pressured to sacrifice safety precautions to meet quotas. Additionally, the hospital failed to alert staff to […]

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Year Of The Nurse

2020 was supposed to be the year of the nurse.  What we thought would be a year of celebration was actually a year of strife where nurses were thrust into the frontline without adequate PPE, staff or support.  Never has a year taken such a toll on our most trusted health care providers. Time Magazine named Joe Biden and Kamala […]

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