Constance A. Morrison
Nurse and the Law Seminars
Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
Breakfast with Champions
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
7:30 – 9:00 A.M.
The Radisson, Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101
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
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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 care consultant and trial lawyer. Her areas of law are personal injury, which includes medical and nursing malpractice, mental health litigation, and, defense of nurses in disciplinary hearings before the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Combined with her Doctorate in Law, her Doctor of Nursing Practice, her Master's Degree in Business Administration, and her Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing, she received her Post Master's Certificate 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 and is licensed as a Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber. Dr. Morrison is an educator in 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 Nurse Attorney in the world community, Attorney Constance A. Morrison was a Field Attorney for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), consulting on a variety of legal issues including man-made and natural disasters. Ms. Morrison has also held the position of staff nurse in all clinical settings; and, supervisory positions, including Chief of Nursing Service in both acute and chronic care facilities, hospitals and rehabilitation centers. On March 1, 2003,Nurse Attorney Constance A, Morrison was recognized by Tom Ridge as a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security.
Attorney Morrison was on the original panel appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to write the Mandatory Rules and Regulations governing continuing education for nurses. She serves on The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research at Plymouth State University. She consults and lectures on the Researcher and the Law. Her current research involves professional nursing and its liabilities.
She is a Red Cross (volunteer) nurse serving in disasters around-the-world. Attorney Morrison has also served as a Captain in the United States Army Nurse Corps. Captain Morrison is a charter member of Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. A tireless advocate on human rights issues, and former hospice nurse, Nurse Attorney Morrison is the recipient of several awards for her accomplishments. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Anna Maria College, "for devoting her life to serving others through Nursing, the Law and the Community."
Attorney Morrison is a member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association, 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 the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). She is educated as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She is President - Elect of the IAFN - Three Mountain Chapter- ME, NH and VT. Attorney Morrison was an advisor to the committee for developing the Forensic Nurse Death Investigator credentials and currently serves on the Ethics, Membership and Awards committee. She is a member of the American College of Clinicians and serves on the advisory board.
She is a prominent international speaker and is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications on nursing malpractice and negligence issues. Attorney Morrison serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nursing Law, the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and the Journal of Forensic Nursing .
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Attorney Morrison is available for your Nursing, Medical or Corrections Specialty Group or Agency.
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