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Continued: Glossary of terms used in Nursing Board actions

  • Article by: BRANDON STAHL , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 5, 2013 - 10:08 PM

RN: Registered nurse, the higher of two classifications, allowing the nurse to take on more responsibilities and perform additional nursing tasks.

Alleged unsafe practice or patient harm: The board’s action report included accusations that the nurse harmed patients, or practiced in an unsafe manner. Examples include: being fired for substandard practice, medication errors, failing to provide or document treatments, practicing while impaired, stealing narcotics and medications from patients, inappropriately accessing a patient’s medical record or taking money from a patient.

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