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What to expect when your nursing license is suspended – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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What to expect when your nursing license is suspended – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A reader submitted a question about her RN license being suspended and wonders what she should do to get her license back.

A suspension of one’s professional nursing license is a serious discipline. Only a revocation is grimmer. Although any professional licensure discipline may present problems, a suspension raises unique complications.

The written order of suspension
The board’s written order of suspension is key to strategizing a course to obtain re-licensure. It will include requirements the individual must meet in order to apply for reinstatement of the license.

Although the reader did not include why her license was suspended, the more serious the reason the board took that action against her the more difficult it is to overcome. For example, if the license was suspended because of the commission of a crime for which she was convicted, the board will carefully evaluate the applicant’s character and fitness to be re-licensed.

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Top Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Programs – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Top Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Programs – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

What do you know about nurses’ student loan forgiveness programs? The nursing profession is thriving, with registered nurses in particular set to see growth at a rate 15 percent higher than average. That’s a tantalizing glimpse at a profitable future for students currently enrolled in degree programs, but the looming shadow of student debt threatens to pop the optimism bubble quicker than you can say “STAT.”

Don’t let the money you owe keep you from the life you deserve. For nurses just starting their careers, nursing student loan forgiveness can be the best prescription for a healthier, happier future. Check out more of the benefits of working with American Mobile.

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Are you a micromanager? Why that’s not a good thing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Are you a micromanager? Why that’s not a good thing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nurse managers act as leaders, coordinators, caregivers, teachers, advocate and mentors.

They are responsible for everything from setting goals to assigning care. They measure outcomes, directing staff and ensuring quality. How do they do it all? But more importantly, are they doing more than they should be doing? If you’re not delegating, you may be a micromanager.

5 troubling traits of a micromanager

Micromanagement has a negative connotation. A workplace that’s micromanaged can have many problems, from employee unrest and job dissatisfaction to low morale, increased turnover, attrition, increased vacancy rates and more.

Micromanaging is among the most damaging traits for an executive, according to a recent Forbes article. Let’s take a look at why this is true.

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In the real world, professional development matters – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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In the real world, professional development matters – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

When I was a little girl, I used to love playing teacher, secretary and bank lady. It was fun to have an audience of stuffed animals or friends to teach while my friends and I took turns being the teacher.

We could assign homework without having to grade papers. I could pretend to type an “official” office document without any editing or committees. I could write and cash numerous checks without any real bank accounts or balances. Those days were great, but there wasn’t any need for credible professional development — like in the real world.

Nursing is a profession that necessitates lifelong learning. If nurses aren’t investing in professional development, which includes continuing education pursuits, they may be repeating their past approaches to practice without necessarily making sure their care is aligning with current evidence, research, standards and guidelines.

The best way to be successful when pursuing professional development is to have a goal that plays on your strengths and what you enjoy most about your profession.

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ANA Responds to The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert on Physical and Verbal Violence against Health Care Workers – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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ANA Responds to The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert on Physical and Verbal Violence against Health Care Workers – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The following statement is attributable to Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association (ANA):

“ANA is pleased that The Joint Commission has issued a Sentinel Event Alert on physical and verbal violence against health care workers. They reinforce the urgency to halt the cycle of harm and prevent, handle, and heal from incidents of violence in the workplace. In particular, we welcome its recommendations to employers to help reduce the incidence of violence across all health care settings and roles.

Evidence indicates that barriers to reporting exist and hamper progress despite the presence of “zero tolerance” policies. Employers must address the workplace culture that discourages health care workers from reporting for fear of retribution. In order to see real change, employers, individual nurses, and policymakers must work together to remove impediments to reporting. Only then we will begin to make impactful and long-lasting steps to truly eradicate this epidemic.

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Woodhull Study to reveal how often media pays attention to nurses – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Woodhull Study to reveal how often media pays attention to nurses – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

A 20-year-old study examining the under representation of nurses in the media is getting a second look to see if there are any new developments on the issue.

The Woodhull Study on Nurses and the Media revealed in 1997 that nurses were represented as sources in less than 4% of leading health news stories in newspapers, weeklies and healthcare trade publications, according to a briefing on the subject.

Results of a replicated study will be presented a 9 a.m. May 8 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The presentation called, “The Woodhull Study Revisited: Nurses’ Representation in Health News Media,” also will be available for streaming with unlimited viewing.

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ICU nurse helps ‘Stop the Bleed’ by training the community – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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ICU nurse helps ‘Stop the Bleed’ by training the community – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A nurse clinician in the surgical/trauma ICU at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City, Liu introduced the Stop the Bleed campaign at her facility. Initially created by the American College of Surgeons she brought the program to her own facility and — with the help of nursing colleagues — to different sites in New York City.

It has been a labor of love for Liu and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

The national awareness campaign was initially launched by the White House in October 2015 to encourage bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

The American College of Surgeons is leading the effort to train civilians to stop uncontrolled bleeding, which is where Liu and her colleagues come in.

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ANA Enterprise Appoints Dr. Loressa Cole as New Chief Executive Officer – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA Enterprise Appoints Dr. Loressa Cole as New Chief Executive Officer – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The ANA Enterprise today announced the appointment of Dr. Loressa Cole as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will assume this role on May 7, 2018.

In this role, Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, will provide strategic leadership and have responsibility for the operating activities of the Enterprise including management of staff and implementation of programs for the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Nurses Foundation.

Dr. Cole is an accomplished senior executive who brings more than 30 years of progressively higher leadership and management experience, most recently as Chief Officer and Executive Vice President of ANCC. ANCC promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs, recognizes healthcare organizations that promote quality patient outcomes, and accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. She has been with ANCC since 2016.
Previously, Dr. Cole held Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer positions within the Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) Capital Division.

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6 Tips for Travel Nurses to Survive Flu Season – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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6 Tips for Travel Nurses to Survive Flu Season – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Working in various areas of the United States (or even outside of it) and moving between short-term contracts can leave travel nurses vulnerable to contagious illnesses. They often work closely with individuals who are either sick or have compromised immune systems, and frequent contact with patients makes it important to know how to prevent the flu, especially during this year’s potent influenza season.

According to the CDC, this year’s flu season is particularly intense compared to recent years. Ninety-seven pediatric deaths have been reported so far in the 2017-2018 season, which just concluded its seventh week. Forty-eight states are still reporting widespread flu outbreaks, and a cumulative rate of 74.5 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported per 100,000 people, the majority of whom are aged 65 or older. The flu tends to affect children and the elderly the most severely each year.

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Common Nursing Ethics Dilemmas in ER Nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Common Nursing Ethics Dilemmas in ER Nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 million emergency room visits occur annually in the United States. Every emergent health issue, from advanced pneumonia to potentially fatal injuries following an accident, makes its way through the open doors of the ER to be treated.

Most nurses are called to ER nursing for the fast paced, unique experiences and demanding nature of the job. But what about those times when emergency environments are blurred and ethical dilemmas arise?

3 COMMON CHALLENGES IN ER NURSING

Wait times. For nurses who are committed to upholding ethical responsibilities, working in an ER where the wait times are high consistently poses an ethical dilemma. For nurses who want to see and treat every patient that comes in to the ER, it can be disheartening when wait time are so high that patients are leaving before being seen.

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