This second edition reflects recent changes in higher education and includes an emphasis on students' rights and safety. Chapters address the general legal rights of students with expanded content on the interplay with social media, rights of faculty regarding freedom of speech, faculty protection against lawsuits, faculty and the employment relationship, faculty relations, the teaching and scholarship roles of faculty, the service and clinical practice role of faculty, and ethical considerations for patients, students, and faculty in education environments. Appendices include information on how to read a legal case and how to research legal topics.Key Features:
Mabel Smith, BSN, MN, JD, PhD, is Dean and Professor at the University of Southern Nevada School of Nursing. Dr. Smith has many years of experience in nursing, teaching, administration, and law. In her role as Founding Dean and Professor of the University of South Nevada she was responsible for the development and operation of a BSN program. As a practicing attorney she conducted bench and/or jury trials in the areas of domestic relations, criminal law, medical malpractice, and personal injury. She has authored over 26 journal articles on legal issues. Most recently, Dr. Smith conducted a Webinar for the Center for American Nurses on Emerging Legal Issues in Higher Education. She published the first edition of The Legal, Professional, and Ethical Dimensions of Higher Education.
The "all-in-one," fast facts for potential or current NP students and newly practicing NPs Explores reasons to become a nurse practitionerClarifies NP education hurdles: from choosing the right program to selecting the best clinical preceptor, and moreOffers suggestions on how to survive the first year of practiceDiscuses contractual relationships with institutions, doctors and related health providersOutlines legal/malpractice issuesExplores the DNP degree as the coming mandate for NP practiceFeatures personal stories from the author and colleagues in a straight-from-the-shoulder styleIncludes check lists to facilitate important decision making, and charts/tables with "hot topics" or key elements