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Will Using Legal Products with THC Affect My NC Nursing License?

Tetrahydrocannabinol or ‘THC’ is the chemical in marijuana and hemp that is responsible for the plants’ psychological effects.  Marijuana is legal either recreationally or medicinally in 37 states.  North Carolina is one of the just 13 states where marijuana is still illegal.  However, North Carolina has opted into the Hemp Act.  Hemp Act is a …

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Nurse Practitioner Regulation

How Can Nurses Avoid Patient Charting Errors in North Carolina?

Properly recording a patient’s chart is essential for all healthcare providers.  Since nurses are typically around a patient more than any other healthcare provider, failure to properly record a patient’s chart can happen more frequently than with other healthcare providers.  A patient’s chart is what helps other nurses maintain proper treatment of the patient and …

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What Options Exist with the North Carolina Board of Nursing for Nurses with an Addiction?

The North Carolina Board of Nursing is required by state legislation to intervene when there is evidence that a nurse has an issue with substance abuse and is therefore unable to safely practice nursing. [G.S. 90-171.37(a)(3)]. Additionally, the NCBON has the power to mandate that recovering nurses participate in certain programs. This will help ensure …

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How Do I Avoid License Discipline as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in North Carolina?

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists have an important role in assisting in the administering of anesthesia to patients undergoing a medical procedure. Today’s blog discusses some common error that lead to professional license complaints filed with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Some of these errors are easy to avoid and some are more complicated. I …

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NC Nursing License Defense

What Should I know if I have a Dentist License in North Carolina?

Dentistry has been a staple in the U.S. since Paul Revere practiced dentistry on the side in the 1700s.  We have come a long way from the days of silversmiths moonlighting as dentists though.  North Carolina has required occupational licenses for dentists since enacting NCGS §90-22 in the early 20th century.  This statute, and article 2 as a whole, created …

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Medical License Attorney

The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 2: Dispensing Drugs And Devices Without Proper Approval Or Supervision)

This is part two (2) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”. Today’s blog concerns dispensing drugs and devices without proper approval or supervision. Failure to adhere to the following will be an ethics violation for a nurse practitioner and subject her/him to board discipline …

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The 5 Biggest Prescription Errors That Nurse Practitioners Can Make (Part 1: Be Careful To Whom You Prescribe Controlled Substances)

This is part one (1) of a five (5) part series titled the “5 biggest prescription errors that nurse practitioners can make”. Today’s blog discusses the individuals to whom a nurse practitioner cannot prescribe controlled substances. Since there has been a rise in prescription drug abuse in North Carolina in the last 10 years or …

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