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5 facts about NY's "good moral character" requirement for nurses

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:

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.

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