Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

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The Mess In Healthcare

Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, a survey performed by AMN Healthcare, one of the largest staffing agencies in the country, did a survey.  18,000 nurses responded and surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, only 15% of nurses who work in a hospital setting stated they plan to stay in their current position 1 year from now.  But what about […]

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Nurses Speak Up

  You may recall that previously I had written about Julie Griffin RN, a cardiovascular ICU nurse (CV ICU) who was working at an HCA Healthcare hospital in Plantation, Florida near Miami.   Ms. Griffin claims she was fired from her position as retaliation for making whistleblower complaints about short staffing at the facility.  She was required to care for 3 […]

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Nurse involved in George Floyd type case


Criminal charges against nurses just keep on coming.  It’s a devastating trend and, in 2020, a nurse and 7 California Highway Patrol officers (CHP) were charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault in the death of a man who had been court ordered to have his blood drawn. I’m not sure why it took so long for this particular case to […]

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A Nurse’s Hero Journey

Just like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz waking up in a new land, imagine one day you wake up wanting to be a registered nurse in a new world of health care. As anyone who has read the Frank Baum classic, we know Dorothy sets out to find her way home after a tornado blows the young girl to […]

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Radonda Vaught In The News Again

I have noted in past reports about the matter of RaDonda Vaught and once again her situation is making news again. You recall that Ms. Vaught was serving as a help a nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee when she was called to give a patient experiencing anxiety about going into an MRI machine a dose of Versed. […]

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Unable To Find A Nursing Job?

  Recently, Katie Duke stated no hospitals have hired her. If you don’t know of Katie, she was on a popular reality TV show called NY Med. She was fired from the hospital where she was working because she posted a picture on social media of a room where the life of a trauma patient had been saved following a […]

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Money Is Everywhere

When I was growing up, I could always tell what items in the refrigerator were bought “on sale” because there would be tons of it in the refrigerator.  As a kid, it was pretty funny to open the freezer to find boxes of Lean Cuisine alongside cartons of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.  I could always tell what my parents bought that […]

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Non-Competes in Nursing

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has proposed a ban on non-compete employment contracts thinking this will improve wages of health care workers.  Covenants not to compete, also known as non-compete agreements, are legally binding contracts between an employee and an employer.  These agreements prohibit employees from working for a competitor or starting their own competing business for a certain period […]

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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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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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