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Category Archives: Nursing License

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Ethics In The Nursing Field: When Medical Professionals Refuse The COVID Shot

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

COVID-19 has been spreading across the United States since early 2020. The country has gone through quarantines, lockdowns, and mandated masking in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Now that the vaccine is widely available, it is hopeful that many people—particularly those in the healthcare field—would get the shot. Many employers are… Read More »

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Nurse Practitioner Suspended For Illegally Prescribing Medications

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A nurse practitioner is an advanced level nurse and while they can diagnose and treat medical conditions, order tests and prescribe medications, they have to be careful not to abuse their authority. Sometimes nurses and other licensed professionals take advantage of their license and engage in illegal activities. This can result in license suspension… Read More »

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Nurse’s License Suspended For Patient Relationship

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals often spend a lot of time with patients. Because of this, it’s not common for these medical professionals to develop romantic feelings for patients. In some cases, the feeling is mutual, but that doesn’t make it right. In fact, a licensed professional must abide by ethics at all… Read More »

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Ethical Issues to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of issues in 2020. It has caused job loss, business closures, education issues and, of course, deaths. But what not many people are talking about are the ethical issues involved. Medical ethics focuses on four key components: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice. Autonomy refers to the patient’s… Read More »

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Nurse’s License Suspended for Drug Tampering

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses are obligated to take care of sick and injured patients. This means ensuring that they get the medication they need for their specific condition. Without proper medication, a person’s condition can worsen. They may even die. Some nurses have drug addictions, though, and they handle this by stealing medications from patients. This is… Read More »

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Patient Dosing Scandal Leads to Suspended Licenses for 2 Nurses

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When administering medication, dosage is very important. A dose that is too small may not be helpful, while an overdose can cause serious health problems or even death. Nurses and doctors are aware of this and need to take appropriate steps to prevent lethal medication doses. Two nurses recently had their licenses suspended due… Read More »

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Florida Nurse Faces License Restrictions After Stealing Medications

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses face a lot of temptation. They are around various medications throughout the course of their day and some desire these drugs for themselves. While most nurses resist the temptation, some give in, stealing medications to feed their addictions. They eventually get caught, facing license loss and other penalties. This was what happened to… Read More »

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Nurse’s License Suspended for Fraud Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There are many types of elder abuse. While many people think of physical abuse, the abuse can be financial as well. Many caretakers take advantage of the elderly, particularly those with mental issues. When a nurse does it, he or she can be convicted of fraud and face harsh penalties, including license loss. A… Read More »

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Nurse Faces License Forfeiture After Taking Patients’ Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When a person is sick or injured, they may need medication to feel better and heal. There are thousands of medications on the market to aid with pain relief, reduce the risk of infection, kill viruses and manage chronic conditions. When a person does not get the medication they need, they could experience a… Read More »

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Florida Nurse’s License Suspended Over Sexual Battery Charge

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Medical professionals do not have free reign to touch a patient as they please. The physical contact that they have with their patients must be medically appropriate. In the event that that physical contact is not medically appropriate, they can face discipline of their license. A “skin assessment” and inappropriate touching of the genitals… Read More »