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April 2018

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Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care
Nurses
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Nurse Beth

Nurses Advocate for Safer Staffing, Patient Safety, and Quality Care

CALLING ALL NURSES! Our voices will be heard in Washington, DC at the #NursesTakeDC on April 25th and 26th, 2018 as we address and show our support for the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2018 (HR... Read More

Patients Over Profits
Safety
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Joe V

Patients Over Profits

We walk and run up and down the halls trying to care for our patients every day. And we will continue to walk, talk, and do whatever it takes to get a break for ourselves and safer quality care for our patients. Join in advocating putting patients... Read More

Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate
Nurses
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ElizabethScala1

Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate

Nursing can be difficult work. It's hard on the body, draining on emotions, and can be tiring to the soul. And still- we LOVE it! I'd imagine you would agree- we love being a nurse, but our joy of nursing can wax and wane, depending on our... Read More

Forced to Clock Out for Two Meal Breaks - Is This  Legal?
Career
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Nurse Beth

Forced to Clock Out for Two Meal Breaks - Is This Legal?

Dear Nurse Beth, I work as an LPN night shift charge nurse at a nursing home on 12-hour shifts 6p-6a. I am always the only licensed staff in the building. Until recently when the facility was sold to new management, I have always been paid for... Read More

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?
Career
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Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD

Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance?

Probably the number one question I get asked as a nurse attorney is "should I carry my own malpractice insurance?" You would think I would have an easy answer, like "yes" or "no," but that is not the case. I think it is an individual's decision and... Read More

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards
Career
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Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD

What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

Most nursing schools teach to the test. They want nurses to pass the test because the school can find itself in trouble if the examination results show low pass rates. The same Board that regulates nursing licenses also regulates nursing education.... Read More


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