Saturday, January 25, 2014

Former nursing student wins suit against Missouri nursing school

Last August, Jessica Wells, a former nursing student at the Cox College of Nursing, won a lawsuit against the Springfield, Missouri nursing school after she was dismissed two semesters into her program because she is deaf.

Cox College of Nursing should have provided Jessica Wells with reasonable accommodations that would have allowed her to complete the program, the jury said Aug. 9. Online court records show Wells was awarded $50,000 in the case.

The initial lawsuit was filed in 2009 accusing the school of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

You can read more here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Disability Debate in Nursing

Don't miss this perspective article written by Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, APRN titled, "End the DisabilityDebate in Nursing: Quality Care is Fact"

The PDF of the article is hosted on the U.S. Department of Labor website:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows
2013 Call for Applications
Deadline: January 14, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care.

Learn more here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hospital sued for firing nurse who required cancer treatment accommodations

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged Angel Medical Center, Inc. with disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Franklin, NC-based hospital refused to accommodate a hospital employee who had cancer and fired her.

According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Susan Williams worked for Angel Medical Center starting on Dec. 7, 2009 as a full-time registered nurse.  In December 2011, Williams returned to work following extensive treatment for cancer.  At the time she returned to work, she still had five chemotherapy treatments to undergo.  According to the suit, Williams sought an accommodation that would allow her to complete the needed chemotherapy treatments while remaining a full-time employee.  The EEOC alleges that the hospital refused to accommodate Williams and instead terminated her employment.

This alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which protects employees from discrimination based on their disabilities and requires employers to provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodations unless doing so would be an undue hardship for the employer.  The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Bryson City Division (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Angel Medical Center, Inc.; Civil Action No. 2:13-CV-00034) after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.  The EEOC seeks back pay, compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief.

Read here: Hospital Sued by EEOC for Refusing Accommodation to & Firing Employee with Cancer
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