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Nurse Practitioner Called a Drug-Dealer at Sentencing

Nurse Practitioner Called a Drug-Dealer at Sentencing

Nurse Practitioners in Alabama are required to have physician collaboration. However, at Lillian Akwuba, skirted this law and others when she prescribed controlled substances to patients who didn't ne…

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It's Official: Workplace Burnout Gets an ICD-11 Code

It's Official: Workplace Burnout Gets an ICD-11 Code

Did you know that until this week workplace burnout wasn't considered an actual diagnosis? The World Health Organization made the change this week by adding it as an occupational phenomenon in ICD-11.…

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Nurses March into Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Health Commission Meeting

Nurses March into Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Health Commission Meeting

How would you feel if your facility was continuously understaffed, but the use of per diem staff was busting at the seams? Find out how unionized nurses in San Francisco are making their feelings abou…

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Saving Lives and Changing Laws: The Story of One School Nurse and Glucagon

Saving Lives and Changing Laws: The Story of One School Nurse and Glucagon

What would you do if the law stood between you and the life of your patient? Two Illinois nurses faced this exact situation last year. Find out what they did and how one has been working to change the…

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Behind Every Great Physician is Excellent Nursing Care

Behind Every Great Physician is Excellent Nursing Care

Does nursing practice impact the care physicians deliver? A recent Press Ganey survey reports that nursing excellence improves the patient's perception of their care experience. Discover the connectio…

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Illinois Nurses are Banding Together For Safer Work Environments

Illinois Nurses are Banding Together For Safer Work Environments

As House Bill 2064 remains with the governor, five union nurses are stepping out to share their stories about high patient acuity, violence at the hands of their patients, and the need for nurse-patie…

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When Nurses Strike: Ohio Hospital Fails to Come to Agreement with Union

When Nurses Strike: Ohio Hospital Fails to Come to Agreement with Union

What happens to patient care during a strike? One Ohio hospital is finding out as their nurses have continue into the first week on their labor dispute. Find out the details and how it might impact ca…

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Nurse Accused of Taking Naked Photos of Nursing Home Patients

Nurse Accused of Taking Naked Photos of Nursing Home Patients

How would you feel if a nurse took pictures of your mother, father, or grandparents in various states of undress? Learn about the case against a Pennsylvania nurse for doing just this.

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Workplace Violence: Is it Just Part of a Nurses Job?

Workplace Violence: Is it Just Part of a Nurses Job?

Is violence an expected and tolerated job hazard in nursing? Some Texas nurses are turning to lawmakers for help to create and enforce new rules. Learn what's being done to protect nurses.

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Staffing and Unions: Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak

Staffing and Unions: Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak

All nurses want safe nurse-to-patient ratios. But, what if it comes in the form of a union? Would you be ready to join the union to have a seat at the table on the critical subjects like staffing or o…

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Washington Nurses Celebrate House Bill 1155

Washington Nurses Celebrate House Bill 1155

Did you hear that the state of Washington passed House Bill 1155? This bill places mandatory meal and rest breaks for nurses and will extend to other healthcare professionals by 2021. Discover what th…

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RaDonda Vaught’s Arraignment - Guilty or Not of Reckless Homicide and Patient Abuse?

RaDonda Vaught’s Arraignment - Guilty or Not of Reckless Homicide and Patient Abuse?

By now, most nurses have heard about RaDonda Vaught, a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse who was charged with reckless homicide and patient abuse as a result of administering the wrong…

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Nurses in trouble get second chances - Minnesota

Nurses in trouble get second chances - Minnesota

Front page lead story in the Sunday Star Tribune investigates the Disciplinary actions of the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. Minnesota rarely throws nurses out of the profession for unsafe conduct.…

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