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Hospital investigates nurse after offensive social media posts

Most people in the country use social media in one form or another. One estimate finds almost two out of three Americans use these online platforms to connect with others. Facebook is the most popular, but sites like Instagram, Twitter and YouTube are also commonplace.

Report finds NY region ranks 3rd in nation for RN compensation

A new report by Medscape finds nurses in the Mid-Atlantic region ranked third for compensation rates in the country. The region includes New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Washington D.C. The report found the average RN income in this area in 2018 was $84,000.

Authorities investigate school nurse accused of stealing meds

The role of a school nurse is unique amongst the nursing profession. These nurses need to make critical decisions on their own, as an assisting physician is rarely on site. As a result, school nurses are often experienced professionals that excel in their field. They address illness, injuries, and assist students with chronic care needs, like those with allergies or mental health issues. In some cases, this requires the management of medications.

Will New York join the Nursing Licensure Compact?

New Jersey finalized an agreement to partner with 33 other states throughout the country in a multi-state nursing licensing compact in July of 2019. This compact allows nurses from other participating states to practice in New Jersey without receiving a New Jersey specific nursing license and vice versa.

Fired nurse fights back, saves license

A nurse is fighting back after hospital executives claim she attempted to help a patient with mental issues escape from the hospital. Based on this claim, the hospital fired the nurse. The nurse states the situation was exaggerated and used to justify her firing. In reality, she states the firing is a wrongful termination in retaliation for her attempts to fight for better nursing coverage within the hospital.

What happens if a nurse gets arrested when off duty?

The public holds certain professions to a higher standard than others. As a result, the public often supports laws and regulations that hold these individuals accountable, often through the use of a licensing board. One example: those who choose the nursing profession. Licensing boards throughout the country expect nurses to spend countless hours of learning before they can apply for a nursing license.

Nurses: Tips to avoid license suspension, revocation

The nursing profession is one that takes years of education and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans. Those who pursue this profession likely do so to answer the call to help people. In addition to this desire to make a difference, those who enter nursing are likely depending on a profession that will last many years. As a result, notification that your license may be under review by the licensing board can cause concern.

What does the contentious contract agreement mean for NY nurses?

The New York State Nurses Association recently settled a contract dispute with the New York City Hospital Alliance. Three of the largest local private hospital systems are part of the Alliance: Montefiore, Mount Sinai and New York Presbyterian.

Nursing licenses and loans: Is disciplinary action possible?

Nurses are part of a skilled workforce. This workforce provides valuable medical care to patients at hospitals, medical centers, nursing homes and other health care facilities. Those who choose to enter this profession must pass a nursing program—a program that can come with great expense.

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