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The Murky Waters Of Nursing Titles

There are several different degrees in which one can become a registered nurse.  They can have a diploma, associates or a bachelors.  There also are several master’s degrees.  When I attended nursing school, I became a MN, a Master of Nursing.  But now, the prevailing degree is an MSN., Master of Science in Nursing. With a doctor’s education, one can […]

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Office of the Inspector General Exclusion List

Lorie Brown, Nurse Attorney, of Brown Law Office, P.C., discusses the Exclusion List from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). This list excludes nurses and other health care providers from treating Medicare or Medicaid patients. Lorie discusses how you get on the list, either mandatory or permissive, and possible jobs you can do if you are on the Exclusion […]

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Top 10 Tips To Start A Nurse Consulting Business

1: Do you love being knee-deep in records and solving puzzles? That’s what legal nurse consulting is about. You will be given a stack of records and asked to solve the puzzle. 2: Are you able to focus your attention? As a legal nurse consultant, given a stack of records, you will need to be able to focus on the […]

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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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