Tonia Aiken, RN, JD

Tonia D. Aiken, RN, BSN, JD graduated from Louisiana State University School of Nursing and Loyola University School of Law and is a practicing attorney and a registered nurse in Louisiana. She has created and taught Legal Nurse Consulting Programs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. She has extensive experience in medical malpractice litigation, healthcare issues, and representing nurses in disciplinary matters. She is a past president of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) and the Foundation. Aiken is a nationally recognized author, speaker, educator, and consultant. Aiken is President and co-owner of BreezzAngel, LLC, a medical product development company.
​Aiken is also the editor and a contributing author of Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues in Nursing, 2nd Edition and Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Occupations, which are textbooks and resource books for health professionals.
  • Contributor to the Core Curriculum of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants –– Chapter 1 The Law, Standards of Care, and Liability Issues. Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practice, 1st and 2nd editions, 1997, 2003.
  • Served on the NSO Advisory Board.
  • Co-creator of the interactive CD-ROM set – Legal, Ethical, and Conflict Issues in Nursing.
  • Contributor to Nursing Ethics and the Law, a video from the National League for Nursing.
  • Served as a medical-legal consultant to Mosby Publishing Company for a videotape series on legal and ethical issues in nursing.
  • Contributor to Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.
  • Presenter in two national videotapes for patients and nurses entitled: (1) Advance Directives: What You Need to Know, and (2) Advance Directives: What the Healthcare Provider Needs to Know, produced by Long Term Care Network.
Honors include National Nurses in Business Association Hall of Fame, Who’s Who in American Nursing, Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys, Who’s Who in American Woman, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who Worldwide.

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