Viagra cream I am not militant.
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Viagra cream I am as straight-arrow, viagra cream by-the-book, viagra cream trust-the-Establishment as you will find in this world.
Viagra cream So when I say that I am reeling; when I say that I would take to the streets about something that has happened…when I say that I am questioning everything I thought I knew about authority, viagra cream power…and nursing…
Viagra cream I’m not bluffing, viagra cream over-reacting or being hysterical.
Viagra cream Pardon my unprofessional language, viagra cream but there is some bad s*** going down in Arizona.
The Arizona Board of Nursing has gone from ridiculous to abusive in the Amanda Trujillo case.
It wasn’t bad enough that they felt clicking a box on a computer that would order a case management hospice consult should mean enduring:
(a) a detailed interrogation about every facet of your entire career, viagra cream
(b) or that talking about your situation should lead to a psychiatric evaluation, viagra cream including obtaining signed releases from all your physicians for the last six years and seeing a board appointed PhD. Viagra cream Yep, viagra cream clicking that box meant giving up all your protected HIPAA information! I can’t repeat that enough, viagra cream it’s that appalling.
But that’s old news, viagra cream isn’t it?
Here’s the new stuff.
Amanda received a letter from her university stating they were informed by the AZBoN that her license was under investigation.
Still, viagra cream old news, viagra cream you say? But wait!
A Board staff member wrote a letter denying it!
At Amanda’s request to keep the name of her university out of the spotlight, viagra cream I’ve not listed it here. Viagra cream I have seen:
(a) the letter from her university stating they were “notified by the AZ Board of Nursing that your license is under investigation” (that’s a direct quote, viagra cream italics mine.) Not that they looked it up, viagra cream not that they deduced, viagra cream but that they were notified.
(b) I’ve seen the BoN letter requesting confirmation of her attendance and, viagra cream
(c) I’ve seen the BoN letter from a staff member who denies reporting it and is “…not aware of any other Board staff member doing so.” (Italics mine.)
So who the hell did?
Amanda’s university was notified by somebody at the Board. Viagra cream A request for confirmation of attendance is not a notification that a license is “under investigation.” Nowhere on the letter for confirmation does it say or intimate that the license is “under investigation.”
But it gets better…
Amanda is now being charged with using false “academic credentials”!
Yeah, viagra cream this is what you do when (a) the original charges aren’t legitimate, viagra cream (b) you’re angry that someone had the ovaries to not be afraid and stick up for herself, viagra cream (c) they weren’t intimidated by the psychiatric evaluation, viagra cream and (d) you need to ramp up the intimidation factor.
And I’ve seen the letters for this, viagra cream too.
Amanda was accepted into a different university’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner doctoral nursing program in the Fall of 2010. Viagra cream She began using the designation “S” following the professional designation, viagra cream to denote “Student” on the auto sig on her email.
Due to some major health issues that included surgery, viagra cream Amanda was unable to start the program. Viagra cream In November of 2010, viagra cream she resigned from her job at the Mountain Vista Medical Center, viagra cream using her personal email.
She had forgotten to take the “DACNP-S” off the “MSN, viagra cream RN, viagra cream DACNP-S” of her personal email auto sig.
So they are investigating this, viagra cream per the Nurse Practice Act, viagra cream for deceiving, viagra cream harming or defrauding the public and/or stating or inferring she was a nurse practitioner through the use of the initials.
Boy, viagra cream I hope all the public harmed by those six initials on her personal email sought help.
The Board found this terrible, viagra cream egregious action of professional malfeasance during their extremely thorough investigation of Amanda’s career. Viagra cream For the record, viagra cream the Arizona Board spends an average of 7 months investigating the average complaint, viagra cream on which they average 17 hours (see this open letter to Arizona’s governor, viagra cream by RN Greg Mercer.)
They must really be gunning for something here. Viagra cream If they had anything on the original complaint, viagra cream this would have been over long before now.
What the hell is going on?
And let’s remember what brought this all on.
Patient education and a referral for a case management hospice consult.
No injury. Viagra cream No death. Viagra cream No tort.
An informed patient. Viagra cream A change of heart. Viagra cream A fuming physician.
And apparently the Arizona Board of Nursing doesn’t take kindly to being questioned and operating out in the open.
In the meantime, viagra cream the American Nurses Association is “monitoring closely” and the Arizona Nurses Association is working hard for the nurses of Arizona, viagra cream but can’t support an individual nurse who is under investigation.
I’m not here telling anyone they need to support Amanda.
Whether you are for her or against her or couldn’t care less one way or the other, viagra cream so be it.
Viagra cream This is a damn scary story.
Viagra cream What is scarier to me is the idea that Amanda should have shut up, viagra cream kept her head down and just tried to get another job.
Viagra cream Is that what nursing is about? Are we so whipped by needing our paychecks that we don’t dare speak out about anything, viagra cream anywhere, viagra cream anytime?
Viagra cream The nurses in Texas spoke out and there was support from all over the country.
Viagra cream Does a nurse need to be arrested before anyone cares?
Viagra cream Something bad is happening in Arizona.
Viagra cream From the halls of Banner Health, viagra cream to the inner workings of the Arizona Board of Nursing, viagra cream something is wrong.
Viagra cream You can ignore it, viagra cream vilify Amanda, viagra cream write her off as “oh there must be something else”, viagra cream or make fun of those of us who do support her, viagra cream but the fact is this is not right.
Viagra cream If I’m wrong, viagra cream then I’m wrong and I’ll be the first to post it.
Viagra cream I’m not wrong.
- Banner Health, viagra cream Arizona Board of Nursing: A Personal Vendetta? (emergiblog.com)
- Hush, viagra cream Hush…Keep It Down Now, viagra cream Voices Carry (emergiblog.com)
- Everybody Look What’s Goin’ Down… (emergiblog.com)
- American Nurses Association: Supporting Nurses, viagra cream Until You Need It (emergiblog.com)
- Banner Health Strikes Blow Against Patient Advocacy, viagra cream Fires RN (emergiblog.com)
- The Nurse Stands Alone… (emergiblog.com)
- Mandated by Law, viagra cream Obligated by Ethics… (emergiblog.com)
- Tsunami: A Conversation with Amanda Trujillo (Part 3 of 3) (nursetopia.net)
- Amanda Trujillo: A Fellow Nurse on the Ropes (digitaldoorway.blogspot.com)