Nursing – What to Do When the Board Takes Action Against Your License
Many professions in the U.S., such as school teachers, attorneys, physicians, pilots and nurses, require a license as a condition of practicing a chosen occupation. Nurses, with more than 4.5 million individuals holding licensure at this time, are the second largest group of licensed professionals in the U.S, according to the National Council of the Boards of Nursing.
There are many reasons that the Minnesota Board of Nursing will attempt to take action against a nurse. Disciplinary actions taken by BONs may include reprimand, probation, limited or restricted practice, suspended practice and license revocation. Grounds for discipline focus on behaviors that place the public at risk of harm. Statutory language differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but grounds typically include unprofessional conduct, incompetent practice, unethical practice and criminal convictions.
The most important thing to remember in all cases is that when the Board contacts you they have only one side of the story.
Hearing your side of the story is vitally important and could have severe ramifications on your chosen profession; sometimes even new criminal charges.
Be very careful and contact an attorney before you respond to the Board’s request for information. You have a right to tell your side of the story. Nurse License Defense is what we do.
Call Fabian Hoffner for a free initial consultation at 612-206-3777 or email from the website. We can help.a