Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: Empowered Nurses

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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Murder Charges For Two EMT’s

Have you heard the shocking news that 2 EMS workers have been charged with 2nd degree murder after a man died in their care?  An officer’s body cam filmed the entire incident involving an extremely inebriated man. During the event, the EMS workers spoke cruelly to the man as he was thrown forcefully facedown onto the cart.  Rather than turning […]

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The Nurses’ Strike Resolved

  Last week in New York City, 7,100 nurses went on strike to improve patient care and ask for mandatory safe staffing.  A resolution was reached after 72 hours.  Pay was never the issues as an almost 20% raise over the next 3 years.  The nurses negotiated an  -increase in over 170 nursing positions,  -maintaining fully-funded healthcare for eligible nurses and  […]

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The Mess In Healthcare Gets Messier

  7,000 nurses walked out at 2 hospitals in New York City. I am so proud of these nurses who are saying, “NO,” that they will no longer put up with short staffing. That is the sticking point for the nurses to walk out. It seems contrary that nurses would walk out on patients if they’re concerned about having sufficient […]

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Your Work Email Is Not Private

  When you have an email address, you would think that you have privacy. If your email address is through your employer, nothing you communicate is private, nothing! An employer has access to everything that is sent and received through your employer’s email system. Therefore, it is imperative that you do not send or receive anything that you wouldn’t want […]

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Can A Nurse Use Delta 8?

You are probably wondering what is Delta 8?  Delta 8 is known as delta-8 THC tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. It is legal under federal law because it is derived from the hemp plant which does not contain THC (but usually contains 3% or less).  The thinking from […]

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More Tik Tok Nurses

  Can you imagine working in a facility where the ratio is 1 nurse to 53 patients? This may be acceptable in long term care but what about at an emergency psychiatric facility? That’s what happened in Buffalo, New York where the institution’s nurses’ demands for safer staffing apparently fell on deaf ears. While the Director of Nursing was on […]

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Tik Tok Nurses

  Four (4) nurses in the labor and delivery unit of Emory University Hospital Midtown recently lost their jobs because they posted an “ICK” video on TIK TOK. An ICK video is a trend where people complain about things they find icky. The quartet made the ICK video to complain about patients. Unfortunately, the administration of the Atlanta hospital learned […]

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Nurse Whistleblowers

I hear frequently of nurses who complain about conduct that they feel is unethical or improper that could affect patient care. As nurses, we are first and foremost patient advocates. We are concerned about our patients getting top quality care. Yet our concerns often fall on deaf ears or worse, they face retaliation. We want to report concerns when a […]

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To Document or Not, That is The Question

Usually, inspirations for my blogs come from either my own past experiences or recent news items.  However, the one I’m about to share here came to me from Nurse Erica by way of Facebook Reels.  She had been hearing of a director in Houston who directed their staff not to document any provider’s name nor to quote what the provider […]

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