Why are there laws regulating nursing?

The practice of nursing requires specialized knowledge, skill, and independent decision making. Nursing careers take widely divergent paths – practice focus varies by setting, by type of client, by different disease, therapeutic approach or level of...

Illinois Center for Nursing

Pursuant to Section 75-10 of the Nurse Practice Act, there is created the Illinois Center for Nursing to address issues of supply and demand in the nursing profession, including issues of recruitment, retention, and utilization of nurse manpower...

Most Common Legal Issues in Nursing

All nurses should know their state's laws and ethics, as well as understand how not obeying them  is going to affect their profession. Please take a second and read these five most common legal issues to avoid lawsuits and liability 1. Signatures...

FDA: New opioid overdose treatment can be administered at home

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose. Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride injection) rapidly delivers a single dose of the...

DePaul University to offer online RN to MSN program

Registered nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing will have the opportunity to advance their careers with a new specialized online degree program from DePaul University in Chicago. With classes beginning in January, the RN to MS in Nursing program...