Jesse has been a paramedic for the past eight years and continued to work part time while he finished his BScN program and prepared to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). He recently passed his exam and applied for his registered nurse permit. This week, he was offered a part-time position as an RN with the same employer that he currently works for as a paramedic.
Jesse would like to continue working both as a paramedic and an RN but has some questions about how he would do this.
Jesse should determine the details of the liability protection available through his employer as well as any liability coverage available through his regulatory colleges.
After some research Jesse determines that as a practising CARNA member, he has liability coverage through his employer and through the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS). CNPS also offers additional liability coverage for members who require more coverage.
To gather the information he needs, Jesse decides to contact the regulatory colleges and associations, CNPS and his employer.
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