Sandra Nichols is eminently qualified to talk about fascinating things that happen behind the scenes at a Board of Nursing hearing . She spent three years on the Board of Nursing in Florida. She has her PhD. She is an advanced nurse practitioner and probably the only person who I know who is board certified as a family nurse practitioner, an emergency department nurse practitioner, and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner, an emergency department nurse practitioner, and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Listen in as Pat Iyer and Sandra Nichols chat about these points
- What are the most common allegations against nurses brought before the Board of Nursing?
- Does there have to be harm to a patient for a nurse to be reported to the Board of Nursing?
- Do nurses need to have their own malpractice insurance?
- Are there situations when patients are vindictive and there is no basis for a complaint to the Board of Nursing?
- What was a shocking case Sandra worked on?
- How should a nurse should respond to an order that is uncomfortable?
- What was the question Sandra asked herself before revoking a nursing license?
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So much of care is provided in ambulatory care settings. Surgeries that used to require a week of hospitalization are done on an outpatient basis.
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- Why people file lawsuits against healthcare providers
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- Legal doctrines pertinent to ambulatory care nurse administrators
Dr. Sandra Nichols, PHD is an emergency medicine nurse practitioner in Thomasville, GA. She specializes in emergency medicine (nurse practitioner), nursing (nurse practitioner), and more.