Nurses make the difference by providing care, compassion, and exquisite clinical expertise to patients and families. Having comprehensive malpractice insurance through CRICO provides reassurance that they will be there for us if we ever need them, and it is one less thing to worry about so we can focus on doing what we love to do.

Julie Higden

Julie Higden, RN, DNP, NE-BC, CPPS

Senior Patient Safety Program Director, CRICO

It’s time to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes of health care: nurses. This year’s theme for Nurses Week (May 612), “Nurses Make the Difference,” rings true now more than ever as we reflect on the tireless dedication and compassion that nurses bring to their profession every day. A medical malpractice insurance company may not be the first thing one thinks of when they hear the term “support network,” but CRICO strives to support and advocate for nurses in both their patient safety practices and well-being in the event an insured nurse is involved in a malpractice claim or lawsuit.   

Here are a few ways CRICO strives to make a difference for nurses:

  1. Providing Peace of Mind through Comprehensive Coverage

    In the fast-paced world of health care, nurses face numerous challenges and uncertainties. CRICO provides eligible nurses comprehensive coverage that serves as a safety net, providing peace of mind knowing they are protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances. This coverage ensures that nurses can focus on what matters most—their patients.

  2. Expert Guidance and Defense Strategies

    When faced with a malpractice claim or lawsuit, the provider involved may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the road ahead. While nurses are not often involved in medical malpractice cases, CRICO will step in with expert guidance and defense strategies tailored to each nurse’s unique situation and experience. Legal and claims teams with years of experience will navigate the complexities of the legal system, advocating for nurses’ rights and reputation.

  3. Empowering Nurses Through Risk Management Resources and Continuing Medical Education

    Prevention is key in ensuring the highest standard of patient care and safety. CRICO offers a treasure trove of risk management resources aimed at identifying and mitigating potential risks and providing patient safety strategies. CRICO’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs cover a wide range of topics from clinical advancements to legal and ethical considerations, and best practices, equipping nurses, and any participating clinician or risk manager, with the expertise needed to excel in the field.

  4. Standing as Advocates and Allies

    Above all, CRICO serves as an advocate and ally for nurses, championing their cause and supporting them through successes and challenges. Whether it’s providing emotional support during a trying time or promoting patient safety strategies and best practices, CRICO is committed to fostering nurses’ well-being and professional growth.

As we celebrate Nurses Appreciation Week, let us extend our heartfelt gratitude to the incredible nurses who make a difference in the lives of their patients, colleagues, and communities every single day.

CRICO Resources 

CRICO provides a variety of resources for nurses employed by their subscriber organizations:

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CRICO Nursing Coverage

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