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A Health Care Consumer's Guide to Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

This brochure explains the importance of advanced practiced registered nurses (APRNs) in health care, and how access to care could be increased if APRNs are allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training in all states. This brochure also explains the APRN Consensus Model, which if adopted, would reduce barriers to care in all jurisdictions.

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A Nurse's Guide to Professional Boundaries

This brochure helps nursing students, educators, health care organizations and the public understand and apply the concepts of professional boundaries between a nurse and a client.

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A Nurse's Guide to the Use of Social Media

This brochure is designed to help both new and experienced nurses understand how social media can be properly used in the profession without breaking patient privacy and confidentiality laws. It outlines:

  • Potential consequences for violating patient confidentiality by using various scenarios and situations
  • Uncovers common myths and misunderstandings about social media
  • Provides tips for how nurses can use social media appropriately while avoiding disclosing confidential patient information

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A Nurse Manager’s Guide to Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Substance use disorder (SUD) is rarely discussed on nursing units. It is the responsibility of a nurse manager, however, to provide education, dispel myths and take action when needed. This brochure outlines the roles and responsibilities of the nurse manager in situations involving SUD.

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State and Territorial Boards of Nursing: What Every Nurse Needs to Know

This brochure offers nurses an explanation of what boards of nursing (BONs) do for the profession and those who work in it. This brochure provides information regarding:

  • A BON's investigation into violations of a state's nurse practice act (NPA)
  • The process for filing a complaint against a nurse who has exhibited unsafe, negligent or incompetent behavior
  • What a nurse can expect while their complaint is being investigated

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What You Need to Know About Nursing Licensure and Boards of Nursing

This brochure explains the importance of nurse licensure, including:

  • Why nurses are required to be licensed
  • How BONs safeguard the public by evaluating, issuing and renewing nurse licenses
  • How the nurse practice act (NPA) is implemented
  • Why disciplinary actions are taken against nurses who violate the NPA

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What You Need to Know About Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

This brochure explains how substance use disorder (SUD) affects the nursing profession. Nurses have a legal ethical responsibility to report a colleague’s suspected drug use; learn how to recognize the warning signs and what to do to get a colleague help. Nurses that educate themselves about SUD help not only their colleagues, but they also protect patients.

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Your State Board of Nursing Works for You: A Health Care Consumer's Guide

This brochure explains how a board of nursing protects the public and 

  • Serves as a guide for consumers who have experienced or witnessed a nurse exhibiting unsafe, negligent or incompetent behavior
  • Explains what consumers can expect when a complaint is being investigated
  • Defines various nursing roles and responsibilities

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