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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize the registered professional nurse with the basis for the criminal prosecution of nurses for nursing errors.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the legal basis for criminal charges for nursing errors.
  2. Describe errors likely to result in criminal prosecution, the implications of criminal charges, and the actions that the nurse can take to protect against criminal charges.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 2.8 CH
  • DC - BON 2.8 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: JONALaw0109
Published: January/March 2009
Expires: 3/5/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Rebecca F. Cady Esq., RNC, BSN, JD, CPHRM
Categories: Legal/Ethical , Pediatrics