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Buy viagra pills Pardon my unprofessional language, buy viagra pills 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, buy viagra pills
(b) or that talking about your situation should lead to a psychiatric evaluation, buy viagra pills including obtaining signed releases from all your physicians for the last six years and seeing a board appointed PhD. Buy viagra pills Yep, buy viagra pills clicking that box meant giving up all your protected HIPAA information! I can’t repeat that enough, buy viagra pills it’s that appalling.
But that’s old news, buy viagra pills 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, buy viagra pills old news, buy viagra pills 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, buy viagra pills I’ve not listed it here. Buy viagra pills 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, buy viagra pills italics mine.) Not that they looked it up, buy viagra pills not that they deduced, buy viagra pills but that they were notified.
(b) I’ve seen the BoN letter requesting confirmation of her attendance and, buy viagra pills
(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. Buy viagra pills 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, buy viagra pills this is what you do when (a) the original charges aren’t legitimate, buy viagra pills (b) you’re angry that someone had the ovaries to not be afraid and stick up for herself, buy viagra pills (c) they weren’t intimidated by the psychiatric evaluation, buy viagra pills and (d) you need to ramp up the intimidation factor.
And I’ve seen the letters for this, buy viagra pills too.
Amanda was accepted into a different university’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner doctoral nursing program in the Fall of 2010. Buy viagra pills She began using the designation “S” following the professional designation, buy viagra pills to denote “Student” on the auto sig on her email.
Due to some major health issues that included surgery, buy viagra pills Amanda was unable to start the program. Buy viagra pills In November of 2010, buy viagra pills she resigned from her job at the Mountain Vista Medical Center, buy viagra pills using her personal email.
She had forgotten to take the “DACNP-S” off the “MSN, buy viagra pills RN, buy viagra pills DACNP-S” of her personal email auto sig.
So they are investigating this, buy viagra pills per the Nurse Practice Act, buy viagra pills for deceiving, buy viagra pills harming or defrauding the public and/or stating or inferring she was a nurse practitioner through the use of the initials.
Boy, buy viagra pills I hope all the public harmed by those six initials on her personal email sought help.
The Board found this terrible, buy viagra pills egregious action of professional malfeasance during their extremely thorough investigation of Amanda’s career. Buy viagra pills For the record, buy viagra pills the Arizona Board spends an average of 7 months investigating the average complaint, buy viagra pills on which they average 17 hours (see this open letter to Arizona’s governor, buy viagra pills by RN Greg Mercer.)
They must really be gunning for something here. Buy viagra pills If they had anything on the original complaint, buy viagra pills 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. Buy viagra pills No death. Buy viagra pills No tort.
An informed patient. Buy viagra pills A change of heart. Buy viagra pills A fuming physician.
And the nursing management at Banner Del E. Buy viagra pills Webb Medical Center, buy viagra pills who feels that patient advocacy is something to be punished and reported to the Arizona Board of Nursing.
And apparently the Arizona Board of Nursing doesn’t take kindly to being questioned and operating out in the open.
In the meantime, buy viagra pills the American Nurses Association is “monitoring closely” and the Arizona Nurses Association is working hard for the nurses of Arizona, buy viagra pills 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, buy viagra pills so be it.
Buy viagra pills This is a damn scary story.
Buy viagra pills What is scarier to me is the idea that Amanda should have shut up, buy viagra pills kept her head down and just tried to get another job.
Buy viagra pills Is that what nursing is about? Are we so whipped by needing our paychecks that we don’t dare speak out about anything, buy viagra pills anywhere, buy viagra pills anytime?
Buy viagra pills The nurses in Texas spoke out and there was support from all over the country.
Buy viagra pills Does a nurse need to be arrested before anyone cares?
Buy viagra pills Something bad is happening in Arizona.
Buy viagra pills From the halls of Banner Health, buy viagra pills to the inner workings of the Arizona Board of Nursing, buy viagra pills something is wrong.
Buy viagra pills You can ignore it, buy viagra pills vilify Amanda, buy viagra pills write her off as “oh there must be something else”, buy viagra pills or make fun of those of us who do support her, buy viagra pills but the fact is this is not right.
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