Amanda Trujillo

Update on the Amanda Trujillo Case: Doing the Right Thing Can be Subjective

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If you have been following the Amanda Trujillo case you might be interested to know the Arizona Board of Nursing has issued the final resolution.

You can find the contents of the final ruling on the case here: https://www.azbn.gov/ConsentAgreements/1104073.pdf

If you just want to get down to the nitty gritty and hear the “what happened” of it all, you can find the details on page 7 of the document.

“Respondent’s licenses is place on probation for twelve (12) months. Prior to termination of probation, respondent shall work as a registered nurse for a minimum of twelve (12) months (not less than 16 hours per week).”

The Iowa Nurses Association Needs a Lesson in Social Media Etiquette

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The executive director of the Iowa Nurses Association made a comment on the American Nurses Association’s facebook page in response to other comments made on a wall post by Terri Polick questioning the censorship of the ANA. This representative of the Iowa chapter of the ANA essentially called Vernon Dutton (a nurse advocate and social media enthusiast) an ass and questions his credibility and motives.

Nursing Management Hates a Squeaky Wheel

It’s clear that being and advocate automatically makes you a target, but does it make you un-hirable? Nurse K at Crass Pollination gives an interesting and valid perspective about the Amanda Trujillo case and advocacy. In her opinion, and likely many others, what Amanda has done by advocating for her patient, herself, and all nurses is tantamount to career suicide. She also discusses what happens when nurses within an organization speak up and the measures administration often go through to oil the squeaky wheel.

Being an Advocate Means Being a Target

Being a nurse involved with social media certainly has its challenges. Once you get over the fear of losing your job for your blog or twitter account, there is a honeymoon period. During this time you feel empowered and exhilarated by your ability to have a voice and make an impact online. You use this voice to make an impact on the issues that matter to you and your profession.

True advocacy means making a difference

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