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Why Nurse Practitioners Should Not Do Primary Care Without Physician Oversight

“She said my back pain was caused by micro kidney stones.”

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By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC

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Posted by on in Speak Up

Jennifer Thew, RN, August 29, 2017

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Hughes, Vickie DSN, MSN, BSN, CNS

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Friday, September 1, 2017

I woke up this morning to a disturbing and saddening video of Salt Lake City Nurse, Alex Wubbels, being dragged out of her hospital and into a police car. Why was this Utah nurse arrested? What did she do? Her job.

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Striking Nurses Turn Out in Force to Face Down Bullying Allina Health


Open-ended Unfair Labor Practice Strike Begins

For Immediate Release

 

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Jun 15, 2016, 15:02 ET

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September 5, 2016 4:02 PM

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Jackson County

September 6, 2016 8:09 PM

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Interview with The Murses.

The Murses’ is a video originally posted way back in 2011 by a group of six (then) student nurses in California who were given the nickname ‘The Murses’ by fellow classmates.
I still think its a pretty funny video, so check it out…. and don’t forget to watch through to the bloopers at the end.

Shortly after the video was originally posted I managed to snag a short interview with one of the Murses.
I am assuming all the Murses completed their studies and are now 4 years post graduate, well into their nursing careers.
Whatever happened to that follow up movie guys?

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The mindful nurse leader: Improving processes and outcomes; restoring joy to nursing

Pipe, Teri PhD, RN; FitzPatrick, Kate DNP, RN; Doucette, Jeffrey N. DNP, RN; Cotton, Amy MSN, RN; Arnow, Debra DNP, RN

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Rally for Nurse to Patient Ratios

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The Texas Board of Nursing continues to use tactics which arguably violate and abuse the due process protections guaranteed Texas nurses under the Federal and Texas State Constitutions. The Board’s tactics can put your employment and reputation in jeopardy without any opportunity to defend yourself.

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In part 1 of Climbing out of the Bully Pit, I discussed the bulling behaviours of nurses and their effects on the individual through the lens of my own experiences.
In part 2, I offer some suggestions on what I consider important strategies to help you climb out of the pit.

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Posted by on in Speak Up

How do we get nurses actively involved?  Waiting until something devastating happens to your license, you get a notice of potential board actions, or you get fired from your job for retaliatory reasons is not the time to wake up and realize that many situations could have been avoided if you knew what to do to prevent these things from happening in the first place.  Nurses owe it to themselves to get involved.  Assuming that you are the safe practioner, no one would ever do something like that do you, or that you are somehow safe from it all is insane.  9 times out 10, nurses who are facing board actions would tell you that they thought the same thing.  Just read the story posted by RoseMary.  This should be a wake up call for nurses everywhere.  Help NAA fight back, get involved now!

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I have written about the impact of bullying behaviours on our profession before.
And I have asked the question: is it really as bad as this?

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The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

The country has experienced nursing shortages for decades, but an aging population means the problem is about to get much worse.

Five years ago, my mother was rushed to the hospital for an aneurysm. For the next two weeks, my family and I sat huddled around her bed in the intensive-care unit, oscillating between panic, fear, uncertainty, and exhaustion.

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  NURSES’ RIGHTS: My Story, My FightFlorence Nightengale 2

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Posted by on in Leadership
Weber, Emily MS, RN, CPN, NEA-BC; Ward, Jacqueline MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Walsh, Terese
 
Does pondering whether you have a leadership pipeline for the future keep you up at night? Further, as you consider the future of healthcare, are you certain that your current leadership team is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to navigate the turbulent tides of healthcare reform? At Texas Children's Hospital, we wanted to be armed and ready for the charge. Our journey leveraged a strategic partnership between the nursing and human resources departments. The aim was to transform the existing nurse leadership model to align with our strategic priorities, support the changing healthcare landscape, and position the organization to produce high-quality outcomes. We embarked on a large scale nursing restructure and utilized key competencies in the job creation and interview process, nursing leadership education curriculum, and ongoing performance assessments for the foundation of a robust talent strategy and development of a succession plan.
 
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      Daniel-Zwerdling  NPR, Special Series, Injured Nurses

      Updated February 25, 20155:09 PM ET

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