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Risk Management Article from NSO

Nurse License Protection Case Study: Falsifying the record of a medication error. Medication safety has become a highly prominent issue, as national patient safety initiatives focus on the necessity to improve medication management and error reporting processes. However, dispensing and administration lapses continue to occur. This license protection case study involves a traveling registered nurse (RN) working on an inpatient oncology unit. The RN case study is currently available on the NSO website, here.  


March 8: Webinar: Are You a Nurse Influencer? Utilize Innovation to Drive Your Professional Influence

February 20, 2023

Learn how to evaluate your expertise, convey your knowledge and leadership skills, and magnify the value of your know-how by influencing others. Every nurse has the potential to be an influencer, and there is no better time than now to demonstrate what you have learned and gained as a nursing professional. Join your peers at 1:00 p.m. EST on March 8, 2023 for this webinar and earn one CNE credit hour. Free registration for ANA members. Register today.



Why Ethics Matter: Free ANA Webinar

February 16, 2023

Why Ethics Matter: 

The Practical Aspects of the Code of Ethics for Nurses

free On-Demand Webinar 

An on-demand viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about April 14, 2023.

Nurses regularly face patient care situations that can challenge their personal and professional moral code.  These situations not only have implications for the safety and well-being of your patients and their families but also for your own personal well-being. These ethically challenging situations can be particularly difficult during your early years as an RN. The Code of Ethics for Nurses can help you make appropriate and effective decisions that respect your patients’ needs and rights while also maintaining your professional ethical standards.

An on-demand viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about April 14, 2023.

Attendance is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.

Registration is required for all viewers, including individuals and groups.*

After registering, you may watch this webinar anytime, anywhere as many times as you like. To continue to provide free programs on important topics, we ask that all viewers register prior to viewing. 

This on-demand webinar will use a case-based analysis using an ethical decision-making framework that focuses on four critical areas: Moral awareness, moral motivation, moral judgement, and moral action.  Real-world cases will provide action-oriented approaches for ensuring you are: 

  • Caring for all individuals and respecting human dignity
  • Protecting patient health and safety by challenging questionable practices
  • Promoting social justice and identifying racism in the profession
  • Supporting an ethical environment and a culture of excellence
  • Respecting your duty to self, versus the duty to others, when there is a considerable environmental risk

After viewing this webinar, you will have a stronger connection to these approaches so you can easily use them in your day-to-day nursing practice. Provisions in the Code of Ethics for Nurses and ANA Ethics position statements will be highlighted to illuminate how these concepts can be used in a practical way.

Who should attend:  Nurses in the early years of their nursing careers working in all specialties and practice settings

Important information: A viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about April 14, 2023, so you may view the on demand webinar at your convenience. Register now to receive 24/7 access to this webinar. 

Please join us for this valuable webinar! 
This program is informational only; no CNE is being awarded.
Registration is required for individuals and groups.

*Questions or group attendance requests:

Please email [email protected]


American Nurses Association Statement on Fraudulent Nursing Diploma Scheme

February 3, 2023

Keziah Proctor, [email protected] 
Shannon McClendon, [email protected]

SILVER SPRING, MD – This week, federal law enforcement authorities uncovered what is reported to be a multi-state, fraudulent nursing school diploma and credentialing scheme, bringing charges against more than two dozen individuals involved from accredited higher institutions of learning. The following statement is attributable to American Nurses Association (ANA) President Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN:

“This disturbing news of a coordinated conspiracy allowing individuals to circumvent necessary coursework and clinical experiences as well as critical steps in the nursing licensure and credentialing process, is extremely unsettling. Nursing is without a doubt a highly specialized and ethical profession requiring rigorous and life-long education and training to acquire unmatched clinical expertise. You don’t achieve this overnight. There are no shortcuts in nursing – our patients and clients depend on us. It is both a demanding and rewarding profession that requires individuals to be adaptive to the evolving and complex health care landscape to ensure the delivery of safe and quality patient care. 

The accusation that personnel at once accredited nursing schools allegedly participated in this scheme is simply deplorable. This undermines everything the nursing profession represents and stands for and is in direct opposition to the Code of Ethics for Nurses. Furthermore, these unlawful and unethical acts disparage the reputation of actual nurses everywhere who have rightfully earned the title of the ‘Most Trusted and Ethical Professionals’ through their education, hard work, dedication and time. We support the investigation and the judicial process to ensure individuals found to have been involved in this scheme are held accountable.”

 You can view the complete Code of Ethics for Nurses here.


Reminder: HRSA 2022 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN)

February 1, 2023

You  may have received by mail  the 2022 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) with data collection continuing through the end of March 2023. Colorado Nurses Association is alerting Colorado RNs to the distribution of this survey and we respectfully request that, should you receive a survey, you take the time to participate in the survey. Your contributions via this survey will be extremely valuable in ensuring HRSA receives high quality data for the study. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this study?

Since the 1970s, the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) has been considered the cornerstone of nursing workforce data. It is the principal data source used for disseminating information to the Federal Government, researchers, and the public on the nursing workforce. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the survey on behalf of Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Who is sponsoring the survey?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis sponsors and provides the primary funding and oversight for the survey. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the survey, oversees the sampling and produces a final public use data set of the results.

What topics are covered in this survey?

A. Licensure and Certification 

B. Education 

C. Employment

D. Leave Primary Nursing

E. Remain in Primary Nursing 

F. Secondary Employment in Nursing

G. Nurse Practitioners

H. Nurses Not Working in Nursing

I. Prior Nursing Employment

J. Nursing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

K. National Practitioner Data Bank

When are results released?

Public use file will be released as soon as possible upon completion of data collection with a target date of September 30, 2023.

How do the Census Bureau and HHS handle respondent confidentiality?

The information that respondents provide is used solely for statistical purposes. All Census Bureau employees take an oath of confidentiality and are subject to fines or imprisonment for improperly disclosing information provided by respondents. Names and addresses are removed from all forms and are not included in any statistical release. As a further precaution, the U.S. Census Bureau applies certain restrictions to the data.

How long will it take?

We estimate that completing the NSSRN will take 30 minutes on average.

How can I verify that the survey materials are legitimate?

This collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The eight-digit OMB approval number that appears on the login screen or back cover of the questionnaire confirms this approval. If this number were not displayed, we could not conduct this survey.

What is the legal authority behind the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses?

The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect respondents’ information and is not permitted to publicly release responses in a way that could identify respondents or the respondents’ households. The U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses on the behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Title 13, United States Code, Section 8(b), which allows the Census Bureau to conduct surveys on behalf of other agencies. Public Service Act 42 U.S.C. Section 294n(b)(2)(A) and Title 42 U.S.C. Section 295k(a)-(b) allows HHS to collect information for the purpose of understanding the nursing workforce in the United States.

What are the benefits of participating?

By participating in the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, respondents are helping researchers, policymakers, and the general public better understand the employment, education, and demographic characteristics of the nursing workforce. The responses also help develop supply and demand projections needed to inform policymakers about RN workforce needs. Ultimately, respondents’ participation benefits all nurses and the patients that rely on their care across the country.

How can I obtain additional information about the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses?

You can find additional information about the survey here:

Thank you.


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