Getting a nursing license is an incredible feat. You have worked so hard, taken the courses, passed the tests, and applied for the jobs. Which is why being accused of misconduct can be so overwhelming.
If you are accused of violating the Board of Nursing's rules and subsequently submitted for disciplinary action, the Lento Law Firm Professional Defense Team can help. Call 888-535-3686 today
Nursing License Suspension
Once a complaint is made to the Board of Nursing your state, the matter will be investigated and, when necessary, heard before a disciplinary hearing panel. This panel will determine, based on the arguments and evidence presented, whether you are responsible for the alleged conduct. If they decide that you are, they will issue a sanction, including a license suspension.
Nursing license suspensions force the nurse to give up their license for a certain period of time, preventing them from practicing and working as a nurse.
Reinstating a Suspended Nursing License
In most states, once a nursing license is suspended, the nurse will have the opportunity to petition the board for reinstatement. Generally, though, the nurse cannot petition the board until they have met all of the requirements, including the requisite time period, the hearing panel decreed.
It is important to remember that the more serious the accused conduct, the harder it will be to have your suspended license reinstated. For example, if the nurse's license was suspended because the patient's family accused the nurse of coercing their father, the patient, into giving her access to his bank account, and she was similarly criminally convicted for the action, it would be hard to have the license reinstated.
How an Attorney Can Help
When you are accused of misconduct by your Board of Nursing, the best thing you can do is contact an attorney for help. The Lento Law Firm Professional Defense Team understands how difficult these proceedings can be and will work tirelessly to help you prepare to defend yourself, including gathering evidence and witness testimony to boost your defense.
The attorneys at the Lento Law Firm are uniquely versed in navigating professional licensing disputes, especially those in the medical field. They will be able to help clarify what is expected of you, set you up with a plan to complete the necessary steps prior to petitioning for reinstatement, and even cull through all the details, evidence, and witness testimony to see if there is anything that can be appealed. They will leave no stone left unturned. Call 888-535-3686 today for help, or schedule a consultation online.