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ENO – Top 10 Blogs Of 2017

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I have compiled below a list of what you say were my top 10 bloggings of 2017.  If you missed any of them, you can read then by clicking on any of the article titles.

My blog always includes empowerment and license protection.  Interestingly, the top 10 blogs of this past year all involved license protection again.  So, let’s start our countdown of the Top 10 Blogs:

  1. TERMINATION V. RESIGNATION

This blog took up the topic of how to properly resign and assure that your resignation is accepted.  It also discussed that if you have been terminated, that information will have to be submitted on every future job application.  You cannot omit a job on the application because that would be considered fraud as well as material misrepresentation in obtaining a position.

  1. EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NURSES

This article dealt with an actual case where a woman of Chinese descent, working at the Cleveland Clinic for more the 4 decades, was terminated. The blog discussed the facts of her subsequent lawsuit charging racial discrimination.  The article also noted that if you feel that you are working in a hostile work environment, you should report it.

  1. BEWARE OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A NURSE

This writing regards an innocent post on social media by a nurse in Canada on the care provided to her grandfather.  Under Canada’s Registered Nurse Act, she was found guilty for “harming the standing of the profession of nursing.”  The article pointed out the “do’s and don’ts” of social media which would prove helpful in any such situation.

  1. “I DON’T KNOW” IS NOT A DEFENSE

Referencing one of my favorite sayings, this was the topic of another of my Top 10 Blogs.  The blog discussed the importance of knowing the Nurse Practice Act as well as the policies and procedures of your employer.  If you don’t know something, you have an obligation to find out.  Many of the Nurse Practice Acts in the individual States are written vaguely.  If you are unsure of what your Nurse Practice Act means, be sure to seek a definitive answer on which you can rely.

  1. LICENSE RENEWAL: HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

If you do not properly answer the questions on the Board of Nursing license renewal, your response could possibly be considered fraud and material misrepresentation in renewing your license.  The point of this article is that “honesty is always the best policy.”

  1. FATAL MISTAKES WHEN NURSES GO ALONE BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING

In this blog, I discussed how, when nurses go alone before the Nursing Board, they tend to overshare, don’t know when to object, they agree to a sanction without knowing what it entails, don’t know what evidence to present and are not proactive to prevent problems.

  1. HOW TO STAY CLINICALLY UP-TO-DATE IN A NON-CLINICAL POSITION

This writing discussed different strategies and techniques that you can use to keep up-to-date if you are in a non-clinical position.  They include being active in organizations and taking continuing education.

  1. BAD APPLES IN NURSING

This blog entry discusses 4 difficult cases involving unfathomable contact on the part of nurses.  It makes for very interesting reading.

  1. LICENSE RENEWAL CONFUSION

Focusing on the State of Indiana, this writing highlights confusion that can occur when a nurse submits her license renewal application.

NOW, at the top of our list as well as being our most recent blog:

  1. MANDATORY B.S.N.

This discussion is on the recent new law in New York State requiring all nurses to have a B.S.N. within 10 years.  I found it interesting that the last blog of 2017 reached number one on our listing.  Also, I am curious to find out what you think about mandatory B.S.N.

I would like to read below your thoughts on any or all these 10 blogs.  Thanks for following my blog and for your valued responses.

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