New York State's Office of the Professions, which oversees nurses who practice within the state, recently reprimanded 27 nurses. These reprimands were for the month of June alone and ranged in severity from probation and fines to the surrender of the licensee's nursing license. Offenses that led to official reprimands during this period included:
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently conducted a survey to delve into current challenges faced by those within the profession throughout the country. The organization conducted the survey from May 8th through May 17th, 2020. The survey gathered information about these challenges with a focus on the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the nurse practitioner (NPs) practice. According to the organization, almost 5,000 NPs participated.
A recent hospital firing of a nurse has shook up the health care community in Michigan. The hospital stated it fired the nurse due to inappropriate viewing of patient medical records. However, the nurse states this is not accurate. The termination came shortly after the nurse voiced concerns about the facility's ability to provide care during the current coronavirus pandemic. As a result, he argues the termination is illegal retaliation for speaking out against the hospital.
The New Jersey Board of Nursing requires nursing to complete continuing education (CE) to keep an active nursing license in the state. Nurses in the state can use the following information to help better ensure they meet this requirement.
The nursing profession is evolving. Are you ready? Whether considering becoming a nurse or already an experienced professional, the answer to this question could determine whether you thrive in the nursing industry or face daily frustration.
New York State's Office of the Professions requires nursing candidates be of "good moral character" in order to have a nursing license in the state. In order to meet this requirement, the office requires those who wish to receive or a renew a license in the NY disclose the following:
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.
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.
Nurses are an integral part of the health care system. Whether you are going in for an exam or seeking urgent medical care, a nurse will often be the first professional you are treated by. Because of the vital role they play, though, there are high standards maintained for licensing. There are many missteps that can land a nurse in trouble and result in a license that is suspended or even revoked.
Few things can turn a nurse's life upside down like a disciplinary proceeding. Nurses work extremely hard to get their careers going, and to know that it is all in jeopardy can be almost too much to bear.