Arizona BON Keeps Trujillo Under Fire, Jennifer Olin, BSN, RN @RNCentral @Jolin2, #nurseup #amandatrujillo
March 21, 2012 in Amanda Trujillo, Arizona, Banner Health, BSN RN, Del E. Webb Medical Center, Jennifer Olin, Legal Advocacy For Nurses, Nurse Abuse, Nurse Bullying, Nurse Intimidation, Nursing Blogs, Patient Advocacy, RNCentral.com, Sun City
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March 21st, 2012
By Jennifer Olin, BSN, RN
I have started this blog this way several times in the past. I am an OR nurse. What I don’t usually add here, but do in conversation with other nurses, in job interviews for nursing positions and sometimes even in casual “what do you do?” conversations is say my specialty areas are plastics and head and neck (or ENT). Apparently, if I said this in Arizona I could lose my license.
At yesterday’s Arizona Board of Nursing (AZ BON) Regular Meeting Amanda Trujillo, RN, was on the agenda. She is the nurse we have been talking about for weeks now, who was fired and reported to the BON by her former employer who claims she overstepped her scope of practice—despite evidence to the contrary brought out by the BON’s own investigator.
One part of the reading of the charges brought against Trujillo addresses a concern that she misrepresented herself to the public. This is related to what I said about myself earlier. I am not certified in either plastics or ENT but I have spent the greater part of 10 years in the operating room doing very little else.
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