Part of ANA Webinar Series: How to Thrive in Your First Year as an RN
Transitioning to practice can be both challenging and exhilarating. While ANA has many resources to help RNs throughout their career, some are designed specifically for RNs in their first years of practice, including a new webinar series that will address many early career concerns.
Who should attend: New RNs in their first years of practice and soon-to-graduate nursing students
Attendance is Free
As you start your career as an RN, you are faced with many complex and challenging situations – so many in fact that you may not have time to consider how best to ensure that you maintain your license in good standing. This webinar will help you learn how to protect your RN license and start your career on solid footing.
You probably know that State Boards of Nursing do the important work of protecting the public’s health and safety by regulating the practice of nursing. But did you know that State Boards of Nursing can – and do – take disciplinary actions against many RN licenses every year? Did you know that this happens more often than nurses being named in malpractice lawsuits? To find out exactly what you need to know – and do – plan to attend this upcoming ANA webinar.
By attending this powerful and practical webinar, designed especially for new RNs during their first years of practice, you will discover:
- Prevalent misperceptions about licensure
- The most common actions that could result in your license being investigated or disciplined
- Important risk-reduction strategies to ensure your license remains in good standing
- When you need legal counsel and how to obtain it
- The implications of licensure discipline on your ability to remain in practice
Presenter: Edie Brodus, JD, MS, MPH, RN
If you want to learn a great deal while enjoying every minute of it, attend this webinar and experience a seasoned nurse attorney who receives rave reviews for her real-world and insightful presentations.
Edie Brous is an accomplished nurse attorney who combines her experience and passion for nursing and the law by representing, advising, educating and advocating in the interests of nurses. A highly-regarded speaker, Edie is well-known for her ability to present real-world information in a highly entertaining way. A practicing attorney since 1999, Edie also has deep experience in nursing, having held clinical and managerial positions in intensive care, operating room and emergency nursing. She is the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Advocate Award from The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA). Edie served as President of TAANA in 2011.
Edie has given presentations and written extensively in the health professions, with a focus on nursing liability prevention, documentation practices, professional licensure protection, class action lawsuits, patients’ rights, and legislative policy as it relates to nurses and public health. Much of her work has sought to raise the awareness of nurses regarding legal issues, specifically, licensure protection and nursing malpractice claims (both with respect to the nature of malpractice trials and avoidance of such claims).