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Do You Feel Like An Imposter?

Even after being an attorney for 30 years and having my own business for the past 21 years, sometimes I still feel like an imposter. Imposter Syndrome is “a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and have a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.” In our society, people look at professionals […]

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More Gifts For Nurses Week

According to a recent new article spotlighting a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll, about one-third of health care workers are considering quitting because of burn-out from the demands on them during this pandemic.  Actually, the statistic was 3 in 10. Can you imagine what would happen if 3 in 10 nurses leave the profession?  The nursing field is already short-staffed! […]

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Nurses’ Love Languages

With Nurses Week and Nurses Month coming up, what in the world do we get our nurse friends, colleagues and family members to commemorate the occasion? According to Gary Chapman in his book 5 Love Languages, there are 5 love languages: words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, gifts and physical touch.  Nurses can be any of these love […]

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Pandemic Forcing More Nurses To Leave

There is a plethora of articles throughout the country discussing the fact that nurses are leaving the profession due to the pandemic. Many nurses are frustrated due to the stress and the lack of support.  Many are being forced to reuse PPE, to cancel PTO and to work mandatory overtime.  Overall, most are flat out exhausted if not completely burned […]

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Escape from the Alcatraz of Your Business

Escape from Alcatraz, you know the movie, but now you created a prison that is holding you captive in your business and it’s time to escape.  I don’t mean sell your business.  If you are like me, you built your business so you could have freedom but what you did was build yourself another J-O-B.  You are putting way too […]

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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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