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Professional Accountability & Legal Liability for Nurses Online Course LaunchesPosted: 7/25/2017
NCSBN Learning Extension has launched a major revision to the Professional Accountability & Legal Liability for Nurses course. The course addresses professional accountability and provides strategies for reducing the risk of legal liability.
Learners receive 4.6 contact hours for successfully completing the course post-test.
Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Enactment: A Modern Nurse Licensure Solution for the 21st CenturyPosted: 7/24/2017
The signing of legislation by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on July 20, 2017, triggered the landmark enactment of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), ushering in a new era of nurse licensure in the U.S.Read More
Maine has joined Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC.Read More