Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: License Protection

MONEY IS EVERYWHERE, YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK

In our society, there is a mentality that rich people are evil.  When I was growing up, all the rich people on TV programs were not nice.  There was J.R. of DALLAS, George Jefferson of THE JEFFERSONS and the Howells of GILLIGAN’S ISLAND along with many others.  The television shows normalized people who don’t have money and are always trying to make it.  Just look at the shows like ALICE as well […]

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Nurse Fired For Wearing Hospital Scrubs Gets His Job Back

  Not too long ago I wrote about a nurse, Cliff Willmeng, R.N., who was terminated from his emergency room position for refusing to wear his own personal scrubs while working. Instead, he insisted on wearing hospital issued scrubs which he could leave at the facility to disinfect and clean rather than risking his family’s health by bringing home possibly […]

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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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Update on New York State Nurses Association Lawsuit

Not long ago I wrote about the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) filing a court claim against Montefiore Medical Center for failing to have proper PPE to reduce the risks of its member nurses contracting COVID-19. The union specifically demanded that Montefiore Medical Center (1) increase the number of PPE available to nurses including respirators and gowns, (2) provide […]

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How to Report Hospital Violations

Julie Griffin, R.N., once worked as a cardiovascular ICU nurse (CVICU) at Westside Regional Medical Center near Miami in Plantation, Florida owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). On August 10, 2018, Ms. Griffin filed a lawsuit claiming that she was retaliated against and fired for making whistleblower complaints.  She had concerns that were brought to the attention of management […]

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Mandatory B.S.N.

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In 1964, the American Nurses Association supported the position that all nurses should have a B.S.N.  However, nothing really became of it until the State of New York made the bold move last week by passing legislation requiring all New York State nurses to have a B.S.N. within 10 years. New York encompasses 8% of all R.N.’s in the United […]

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Smile, You’re On Candid Camera

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If you’re old enough, you might recall that TV series back in the ‘60s hosted by Allen Funt where people were filmed in contrived situations and didn’t even know it.  It was kind of precursor to similar shows today like “Cheaters” in which people don’t know they’re being recorded. Did you know that in certain states, permission is not needed […]

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The Morning Routine

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A head-on accident with a drunk driver going 70 miles an hour left 20-year-old Hal Elrod considered dead for 6 minutes.  Though he was revived, he still suffered 11 broken bones and doctors told him he would never walk again. Mr. Elrod overcame all these obstacles by age 30 to become a husband, father, author, international speaker, a Hall of […]

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Beware Of Using Social Media As A Nurse

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  A registered nurse in Saskatchewan, Canada, posted a comment on social media regarding the care of her grandfather who had recently passed away at a long-term care facility.  The comment suggested the staff suffered from a lack of compassion and education. To this nurse’s surprise, charges were filed against her license for harming the standing of the profession of […]

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Injustices In Nursing

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I received an anonymous letter in the mail from one of my readers in response to an article I had written.  She was concerned that nothing was being done about some of the injustices in nursing. At first I felt bad that for whatever reason my article didn’t benefit her.  I know not everyone is going to resonate with my […]

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