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7:30 – 9:00 A.M.
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American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Constance A. Morrison , inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners on the Potomac , in Washington DC on June 29, 2008
Dr. Morrison is an attorney and owns a consulting firm specializing in continuing legal education, forensic science education, malpractice/risk management, and advanced practice nursing/healthcare administration consulting. As a nurse practitioner and active international speaker, Dr. Morrison has built a research trajectory using interventional studies providing continuing legal education for NPs. She has used her legal and practice expertise to advocate for NPs at local, state, regional, national, and international levels, and has been recognized with numerous awards for her global humanitarian efforts with victims of natural disasters, and as a founding member of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
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An alarming trend is that the numbers of state board of nursing actions against nurses has been steadily increasing since the 0.2-0.3 percent of all United States registered nurses who were annually disciplined at the turn of the twenty-first century (Benner et al., 2002). At the same time, the numbers of nurses who have had increased responsibility and accountability in their scope of practice have also faced intensified scrutiny by these same boards of nursing. With the national trend of increased litigation, increased malpractice premiums, and increased civil, criminal, and board of nursing action, Continuing Legal Education Programming (CLEP) is vital.
Nurse Attorney Morrison and her international research team can survey your nurses and design and implement a legal program for your nurses using a model she has adapted (Green, 2003) and tested, leading to practice improvement.
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Attorney Constance A. Morrison is a health careconsultant and trial lawyer. Her areas of law are personal injury, which includes medical and nursing malpractice, mental health litigation, and, defenseof nurses in disciplinary hearings before the Massachusetts Board ofRegistration in Nursing.
Combined with her Doctorate in Law, her Doctor ofNursing Practice, her Master's Degree in Business Administration, and herMaster's Degree in Forensic Nursing, she received her Post Master'sCertificate in teaching Nursing Education. She also received her Advanced Post Master's Degree as a Community / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is Board Certified by the ANCC as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Psychiatry andis licensed as a Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber. Dr. Morrison is an educatorin Schools of Business and Nursing.
A Cognitive Therapist, she studied at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research.
In her role as the first known graduate Forensic NurseAttorney in the world community, Attorney Constance A. Morrison was a Field Attorney for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), consulting on avariety of legal issues including man-made and natural disasters. Ms. Morrisonhas also held the position of staff nurse in all clinical settings; and,supervisory positions, including Chief of Nursing Service in both acute andchronic care facilities, hospitals and rehabilitation centers. On March 1, 2003,Nurse Attorney Constance A, Morrison was recognized by Tom Ridge as a foundingmember of the Department of Homeland Security.
Attorney Morrison was on the original panel appointedby the Governor of Massachusetts to write the Mandatory Rules and Regulationsgoverning continuing education for nurses. She serves on The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research at PlymouthState University. She consults and lectures on the Researcher and the Law. Hercurrent research involves professional nursing and its liabilities.
She is a Red Cross (volunteer) nurse serving indisasters around-the-world. Attorney Morrison is also a former Captain inthe United States Army Nurse Corps. A tireless advocate on human rightsissues, and former hospice nurse, Nurse Attorney Morrison is therecipient of several awards for her accomplishments. She received an HonoraryDoctorate in Humanities from Anna Maria College, "for devoting her life toserving others through Nursing, the Law and the Community."
Attorney Morrison is a member of The AmericanAssociation of Nurse Attorneys, New Hampshire Nurse PractitionerAssociation, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau,and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association .
She was a Legal Advisor for and is a member of theInternational Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). Sheis educated as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner by the Massachusetts Departmentof Public Health. She is President - Electof the IAFN - Three Mountain Chapter- ME, NH and VT. Attorney Morrison wasan advisor to the committee for developing the Forensic Nurse Death Investigatorcredentials and currently serves on the Ethics, Membership and Awards committee. Sheis a member of the American College of Clinicians and serves on theadvisory board.
She is a prominent international speaker and is theauthor of numerous peer reviewed publications on nursing malpractice andnegligence issues. Attorney Morrison serves on the Editorial Board of theJournal of Nursing Law, the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and the Journal of Forensic Nursing .
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