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Region 5 Virtual: Responding to an Unsafe Patient Assignment: Legal, Moral and Practical Implications

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - May 9 @ 8:00 pm

Description: This program will provide nurses with the advocacy skills and communication strategies to respond when they hear, “Just do your best” while nursing judgement determines they cannot safely meet the needs of the patient. Discussion topics will include patient abandonment, mandatory overtime, and assuming an assignment under duress or objection. Documentation of unsafe assignments and mandatory overtime will be explored. The program will explain who should accept the liability and responsibility for an unsafe assignment.
Presenters: Joe-Ann Fergus, PhD, RN; Carol Mallia, MSN, RN; Mary Sue Howlett, PhD, RN/FNP-BC, CEN
Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: Pre-program login, 5:30 – 6 p.m., Program, 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: This program is a live “Virtual Continuing Educational Program” offered via Zoom
Fee: Member/Associate Member: Free, although a $25 placeholder fee, which will be returned upon attendance, is required to complete registration. Non-Members: A $95 charge is required to complete registration

Continuing Education Credits: Will be provided
Registration: Please contact Liz Chmielinski at 781-830-5719 or
echmielinski@mnarn.org or Dayana Ocasio at 781-830-5721 or

Download the Spring 2024 CE Calendar (PDF)


May 8 @ 5:30 pm
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
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MNA Division of Nursing