What Is A Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC)?

Legal nurse consultants (LNCs) are registered nurses who offer medical consulting to legal professionals. Think of LNC’s as the bridge between legal professionals and health care. You would usually find nurses in a hospital, rather than a courtroom. And while these two are different fields, they often times mix in a court of law. What An LNC Does LNC’s don’t… [continue reading]

Being A Nurse And An Attorney

Often times healthcare and legal issues become intertwined and that’s when a nurse attorney is needed. Someone who is a nurse attorney has a degree in both nursing and law. The areas where a nurse attorney are most needed would be in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. But a nurse attorney doesn’t have to work on her own in… [continue reading]

Tax Deductions For RN’s

Did you know that you can deduct the purchase of nursing uniforms when you e-file your tax return? But you can deduct so much more. In fact, any purchase that you make that is directly related to your work is a tax deduction. The exception is that you can’t be recompensed by your job and then still claim them. As with… [continue reading]

Nursing Working Conditions

Most nurses work in well-lighted, comfortable healthcare facilities. Home health and public health nurses travel to patients’ homes, schools, community centers, and other sites. Nurses may spend considerable time walking and standing. Patients in hospitals and nursing care facilities require 24-hour care; consequently, nurses in these institutions may work nights, weekends, and holidays. RNs also may be on call –… [continue reading]

Nursing Practice Act

Nurse Practice Act is a set of state laws that govern specific aspects of the nursing profession. The act addresses common issues such as establishing the composition and scope of authority for the board of nursing, defining the practice of professional, practical or vocational nursing and advanced practice nursing, setting the requirements to obtain a nursing license, limiting use of… [continue reading]

A Career In Independent Nurse Contractor

An independent RN contractor is a great way to renew your interest and rejuvenate your nursing career. This is a good professional to embark on if you’re burnt out after the daily grind of being a nurse at your hospital. As an independent nurse contractor you can have more freedom. You can choose when, where and how you work. Here’s… [continue reading]

Nurse Practice Act

The Nurse Practice Act is a set of state laws that govern specific aspects of the nursing profession. The statutes are generally grouped with a chapter of state laws, referred to in its entirety as the Nurse Practice Act “the Act”. The Act aims to protect the public from an unsafe nurse by ensuring minimum levels of performance. Individual state… [continue reading]