The Minnesota Board of Nursing may discipline a licensed nurse for a variety of reasons. These reasons include:
- Violating state or federal nursing laws or regulations
- Failing to meet the standards of professional conduct
- Failing to comply with a nursing board order or agreement
- Engaging in unprofessional conduct
- Engaging in fraud or deceit in connection with nursing practice
- Failing to maintain the minimum standards of nursing practice
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Criminal convictions
- Physical or mental incapacity that affects the ability to practice nursing.
Nursing license discipline is a serious matter that can have far-reaching consequences for a nurse’s career and future employment opportunities. Nurses in Minnesota can take several steps to avoid disciplinary action by the Board of Nursing, including maintaining competence in nursing practice, practicing within the scope of their license, and avoiding engaging in unprofessional conduct. If disciplinary action is taken, nurses should seek the advice of a qualified attorney to help them navigate the disciplinary process. Call Fabian Hoffner today. 612-206-3777.