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RN Delegation in NJ: Major Changes to NJ Board of Nursing Regulations

November 20th, 2015

The New Jersey Board of Nursing voted to approve new regulations that will replace existing regulations about the delegation of nursing tasks to LPNs and "assistive persons."  The current regulation has been in place for years and is brief.  The...

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Nurse Sues NJ Governor for Ebola Involuntary Detainment

October 23rd, 2015

October 22, 2015- Do you remember the registered nurse who last year traveled back from a foreign country through Newark Liberty Airport and was quarantined against her will?  This was during the height of the Ebola outbreak.  Kaci Hickox, RN,...

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Re-Use of Syringes Violates the Standard of Care and Cause for Action by the Board of Nursing

October 8th, 2015

An LPN who re-used syringes when administering the flu vaccine to employees of a West Windsor company has entered in a Consent Order of suspension of her license with the New Jersey Board of Nursing.  The Order provides that she...

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Right to Die Becomes Law in California

October 6th, 2015

On October 5, 2015, California's Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law an End of Life Option Act. This law legalizes assisted suicide. It will allow terminally ill patients to seek medical aid in ending their lives provided that the person has been...

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I Want to Be a Nurse, but I Sold Marijuana in College!

September 22nd, 2015

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed an Appellate Division decision regarding J.S who wanted to expunge (seal) his criminal record. When J.S. was a sophomore in college he sold some marijuana to an undercover police officer on two separate...

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