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Workshop for Nurses

Workshop Schedule

(All ce/cle's are pending; schedule is subject to change)

Time Thursday, August 3 Room
8:15am - 11:45am
CE: 3.5
TAANA Pre-Conference Workshop (separate registration fee required):

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Protect Your Nursing License
  • Janet E. Michael, RN, MS, JD
    Law Office of Janet E. Michael; Portland, Maine


Course Description

Although nurses frequently worry that sometime within their nursing career they may be sued for something that they actually did or something that they failed to do which caused patient harm, a nurse is far more likely to be reported to her Board of Nursing than she is to be sued for any type of nursing malpractice during the course of her nursing career. Nurses need to understand the types of errors or omissions that may result in a Board of Nursing complaint and more importantly how to avoid the common pitfalls that lead to such a complaint. This interactive pre-conference seminar will help nurses to identify:

  • Warning signs of a potential complaint to your Board of Nursing
  • What to do when your agency or facility threatens to report you to the Board of Nursing
  • Frequently seen types of complaints and what to do to avoid them
  • Documentation strategies to protect your nursing license
  • The complaint process once you have been reported to your Board of Nursing
  • The potential impact of a board of nursing complaint
  • The potential impact of the current opioid crisis on your nursing practice
  • Why drug diversion & impairment issues top the list of complaints to Boards of Nursing
  • What nurses need to know about jurisdiction, the Nurse Licensure Compact, & NURSYS
  • Why every nurse should have a personal nursing malpractice insurance policy


Janet E. Michael, R.N., M.S., J.D. is a nurse attorney with a tri-state practice in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Ms. Michael’s legal practice background includes disciplinary defense, medical and nursing malpractice, professional practice issues, and health care risk management. Currently, she focuses on representing nurses and other health care professionals before their respective professional boards. Ms. Michael has written numerous articles for professional journals and spoken at many seminars on topics that relate to legal, ethical and risk management issues in health care. She has a varied health care background including working as a community health nurse, a nursing educator, a hospital charge nurse, a healthcare/risk management consultant, a medical malpractice specialist, and a nurse attorney. Ms. Michael has been an active participant in The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) for more than 25 years and she was awarded their Outstanding Advocate Award. She received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Maine Portland-Gorham, her M.S. in Community Health Nursing from Boston University, and her J.D. from Northeastern University.

Cost & Registration

$50.00 for the seminar.  Signup Online.

Special offer for Nurses and Nursing Students

Take advantage of the special Thursday rate of $85 and attend the workshop and the Thursday afternoon sessions, all of which will award nursing contact hours.  See the schedule page for more information or signup using the link above.


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