There are situations a nurse may need to travel across state lines to provide care. One common example is the position of a travel nurse. In order to cut down on the burden that comes with meeting the licensing requirements for each state, nurses in these situations may make use of the Nurse Licensing Compact.
A government investigation recently led to allegations a nursing assistant was involved in a multi-year scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. The investigation resulted in enough evidence to support criminal charges.
Social media is a part of our everyday lives. It is important for nurses to remember that professional standards apply online. This means every post, tweet or Instagram photo could put your license at risk.
Those who choose to enter the profession of nursing must prepare to navigate a number of issues. Two examples currently spotlighted by the media include the various scopes of practice and problems with patient violence.
Retaliation, in the legal world, occurs when an employer illegal responds to an employee’s actions with a negative consequence. This consequence could range from loss of a bonus to termination of the employee’s position. Depending on the details, an employee may be able to hold the employer legally accountable for this wrongdoing through a lawsuit.
It takes a variety of support staff to keep a nursing facility running. One key element: nurses. Nurses provide medical care and compassion to residents at these facilities. Without a strong nursing staff, nursing homes are not successful.
A registerd nurse that has cared for patients at Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler and at Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital in Tyler faces criminal charges. He is accused of intentionally introducing air into the patients' circulatory systems. This can lead to an air embolism and cause a stroke.
A registered nurse (RN) out of Texas is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing morphine.
It seems astonishing to even consider, but many nurses and other professionals with student loan debt in Texas could lose their licenses to work if they fall into trouble with that debt. The idea is that if nurses know their job is at risk, they will find a way to pay that debt.
Two-hundred and fifty miles east of Austin sits the Texas city of Nederland on the border with Louisiana. A nurse practitioner there recently had his license suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.