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Category Archives: Nursing License


Social Media Leads To Ethical Issues For Nurses

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people dislike going to the doctor. They would rather get medical advice online, particularly from social media influencers. The explosion of TikTok, Instagram, and other social media sites has made it easy for nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals to act as influencers. In the social media world, influencers are those who have… Read More »


Immoral Conduct And Other Unprofessional Behavior In The Nursing Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses do a great job of caring for patients. Most of them conduct their duties with ethics and morality, while some exploit others by taking advantage of their role and experience. For example, some nurses may claim they are homeless and find someone who is in need of medical care. The nurse may offer… Read More »


Nurse’s License Suspended For Medical Maltreatment

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When we’re injured, we rely on nurses and doctors to take care of us. Sometimes medical staff do the best they can to help. In other cases, they can be neglectful and even abusive. A 52-year-old nurse from Kentucky is accused of killing a 97-year-old man through “medical maltreatment.” On August 22, the nurse… Read More »


Grounds For Discipline For Healthcare Workers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Taking care of those who are sick or injured is no easy task. It requires a healthcare worker to be of sound mind. Committing crimes or engaging in unethical activities is frowned upon and could even lead to license loss. Many states have laws in place that suspend professional licenses for various acts. Florida… Read More »


Florida Nurse Fired After Posting Photos Of Baby On Social Media

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people use social media to post photos. However, some things shouldn’t be posted on social media, as a Florida nurse is realizing. The nurse was fired after mocking and posting photos of a baby born with a congenital disorder. It is unknown if she will have her nursing license revoked. The neonatal intensive… Read More »


Nurse’s License Reinstated After Multiple Theft, Patient Endangerment Offenses

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Patients who are sick or injured rely on nurses to provide them with the best care possible. However, this can be difficult when a licensed nurse has a criminal record and a history of immoral offenses, including patient endangerment. A nurse who has a history of theft and alcohol abuse spanning decades recently had… Read More »


Nurse Justified For Quitting Nursing Home Due To Unsafe Conditions

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people lost their jobs during the COVID pandemic. While many were laid off, a lot of workers also quit due to poor working conditions. The pandemic has made it hard for numerous companies to find workers, and this makes it difficult for employees who stay with a company and have to take on… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 uncommon 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 »