I was asked to present on the Kentucky Nurse Practice Act and/or License Defense at The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) pre-conference for nurses and other licensed healthcare professionals in Lexington, Kentucky on October 21st in Lexington, Kentucky. This pre-conference is usually marketed to nurses but may be expanded to include other licensed healthcare professionals.
My law firm offers Ohio Nursing Law and Rules Category A continuing education (4 programs) and general legal continuing education programs for nurses. Each program is 60 minutes (1.0 contact hour) and is presented live at this point.
LaTonia Denise Wright, RN, BSN, JD with the Law Office of LaTonia Denise Wright, LLC is available to present the following 1.0 contact hour CE programs to nursing students, nurses, and/or faculty:
What About Next Thursday? Professional Boundaries for Ohio Nurses (Ohio nursing law and rules category A)
Ohio Nursing Board Disciplinary Investigations (Ohio nursing law and rules Category A)
Navigating Ohio Nursing Law & Rules (Ohio nursing law and rules Category A)
Ohio Board of Nursing Alternative to Discipline Programs (Ohio nursing law and rules Category A)
Legal Alphabet Soup for Nurses: Administrative Law to Employment Law
Anatomy of a Nursing Negligence Law Suit
Managing the Legal Risks in Nursing Practice: Do You Feel Lucky?
A Legal Minefield: Abuse, Impairment, and Addiction in Nursing
Alternative Program Contracts, Consent Agreements, and State Nursing Board Orders: Oh My!
What is the Nurse License Compact?
Legalities in Nursing Documentation
These continuing nursing education activities were approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through 3/17/2011.
One or more of these programs can be presented on a date, time, and location of your choice. For additional information about Ms. Wright’s nursing and legal background, see her website at www.nursing-jurisprudence.com. For pricing please email Ms. Wright at email@example.com or call 513-771-7266.
I am registered for attend an addiction and substance abuse conference this month in Lexington, Kentucky.
I am trying to decide which conferences really relate to my practice as a 'RN and a license defense attorney and would further my knowledge base and/or add to my law or consulting practice.
I am considering the following conferences for 2010:
The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC): http://www.aalnc.org/. The conference is March 24-27th in Pittsburg, PA. I can drive to Pittsburg from Cincinnati or I can take a direct flight from Cincinnati for less than $450.00 and be there in 90 minutes. I really like the content. See the website.
National League for Nursing (NLN): http://www.nln.org/summit/index.htm. The conference is Sept. 29th- October 2nd in Las Vegas. If you follow this blog then you know I am always looking for a reason and tax deduction to attend a nursing conference in Las Vegas. I have heard really positive remarks about the NLN national conferences.
Ohio League for Nursing: I am planning to attend the pre-Summit on legal issues in nursing education (I attended the pre-summit on legal issues a few years ago in Michigan and it was very informative) on March 25th. See http://www.ohioleaguefornursing.org/. If I attend the OLN pre-summit for legal issues then I can't attend the AALNC conference.
I am thinking about attending the Nursing Symposium only because I promised to take my maternal grandmother to Las Vegas this year (again) and I can submit a poster presentation for this conference and write off my flight, conference registration, and lodging. See http://www.nursingsymposium.com/. I have to take my granny to Las Vegas so it will be either this conference or the NLN Conference in Sept/Oct.
I will also attend the Ohio State Bar Association Administrative Law Conference this year. Last year, the conference was 07/08/09 (my wedding date) and I was not able to attend.
Are you attending any local, state, regional, or national conferences this year? I am playing it safe this year and will try to attend local or state conferences and then fill in the gaps with webinars and teleconferences.
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If you live in or near Columbus, Ohio and you are able to attend, please do so as it sounds very interesting.
I would love to attend the luncheon and the reception however I am already driving to Columbus on Thursday, Sept. 24th for Day 1 of the Ohio Nursing Board Meeting and then driving back to Cincinnati. Its about a 90 minute drive each way depending on the traffic.
I am driving to Louisville, Kentucky on Friday Sept. 25th for the Kentucky Nursing Board conference and then driving back to Cincinnati. Its about a 75-90 minute drive each way depending on the traffic. I always get stuck in traffic driving back to Cincinnati from Louisville or Lexington in Northern Kentucky or downtown Cincinnati.
On Saturday, Sept. 26th, the two day road warrior will rest.
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Have you seen the brochure for the upcoming Magnet Conference? I would love to attend but I am 3 out of 4 with registering for out of state nursing conferences and not attending nursing conferences out of state this year.
The conference fee is expensive but the educational sessions are very appealing.
Online nursing journals and digital magazines are the future and it is good to see that Nursing Spectrum is taking the lead on this in nursing. I lke the format and the feel of this digital magazine and it can be stored electronically and accessed easily for future reference.
The future of nursing publications is online and its unfortunate that some many journals are still cranking out the hard copies of magazines and journals.
Frankly I don't have the urge to write and publish like I used to years ago because the internet and blogs have changed the playing field for a hands on practitioner such as myself. While it nice to see your name in print in a publication that maybe a few thousand may read, its even better for branding, marketing, and advertising purposes to have your materials available and accessible to ANY nurse on the internet.
Don't get me wrong there is a time and place for publishing for nurses depending on your title, experience, education, goals, and career plan. But for me, publication of an article here and there in a nursing journal is okay and being a Blog Master is my golden ticket to accessing potential clients and providing information ALL nurses who access my sites.
At the American Bar Association Techshow 2009, Dr. Richard Susskind gave the keynote address, The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services. Although I was not able to attend (I have already registered and paid to attend three conferences this year and did not attend a single one for whatever reason; from this point forward its pay at the down for me only) I downloaded this keynote address to my blackberry and I have listened to it several times.
He remarked that clients want attorneys who are and act like a fence before you reach a steep cliff, not attorneys who act and who are the ambulance and clean up crew after you go over the cliff. According to Dr. Susskin, risk management is part of the future of legal services.
Managing risk is not something that nurses are trained and accustomed to doing in practice because legal issues are not front and center in the practice of nursing. Most of us as nurses are not in tune with legal issues and the risks associated with practicing in a highly regulated healthcare environment.
I feel invigorated after listening to Dr. Susskind's keynote because I am a dreamer and I dream of the possibilities for my niche practice. I see professional and personal freedom and maybe a four person sauna in the backyard. I really want a sauna, but Barry says no!
Stay tuned because I am rolling out a something new for my firm along with something old, borrowed, and blue.
The Center for American Nurses is presenting to legal webinars for nurses during Nurses Week. These webinars are geared towards nurse executives and nurse managers but would also be of interest to staff nurses, nurse educators, student nurses, and APRNs.