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“I Have an Alcohol Problem and Don’t Know What to Do…”

Sep 5, 2019 @ 10:41 am | General Information

If you think you have an alcohol or drug addiction problem, you must seek help. Your Board of Nursing, as other professional boards everywhere, knows that nurses can be suffering from problems with drugs or alcohol, and stand ready to work with you in your quest for help. This is not to say that they are lenient or offer any services in this regard to nurses, but they will work with a nurse who decides to seek help. The worst thing you can do is go to work impaired. You could make an error that impacts upon a patient, which… Learn More

4 Most Common Nursing Complaints

Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:51 am | General Information, Nursing Complaint Help

Sooner or later, given the many tasks asked of a nurse, it’s possible that you will have to respond to a Board of Nursing complaint. Knowing in advance some of the common reasons for complaints could very well help prevent any action that might lead to an investigation. Here are four of the all-too-common potential complaints against nurses. Sleep Deprivation  As a nurse, it’s important that you check up on your patients and administer a variety of different tests over the course of their stay. Unfortunately, doing so at odd hours of the night can disrupt the patient’s sleep schedule…. Learn More

Consequences of Nursing Complaints

Aug 9, 2019 @ 11:08 am | Nursing Complaint Help

If you have chosen the rewarding and difficult career path of being a nurse, the potential of a complaint filed against you is something you must always keep under consideration. It can happen to any nurse, regardless of experience. It’s entirely common and understandable to want to panic, which is why it’s of great importance to have a clear sense of the actual and tangible consequences that can arise from a filed complaint as a result of the ensuing nursing board investigation. Ultimately a strong understanding of the process of developing responses, while accounting for the possible outcomes can better… Learn More

Your State Board of Nursing Complaints and Violations: General Information

Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:54 am | General Information

If you receive a letter from your state’s Board of Nursing stating that they believe you may have violated the state’s Nursing Practice Act, you will be devastated. This is a very upsetting letter to receive and your response be a priority. When accused by your state Board of Nursing of any violations, you must not delay in making a plan of action. It is advisable to consult with legal counsel. Having a lawyer does not mean admission of guilt, it is also no guarantee that the allegation will be considered to be unfounded and dismissed. If you cannot find… Learn More

Information about Board of Nursing Complaints and Violations

Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:16 am | General Information

Generally, the mission of your state’s Board of Nursing is derived from your state’s Nursing Practice Act. Every state has a Nursing Practice Act or Nurse Practice Act, or some variant of those names, which is a set of obligations set out by your state’s Legislature which seeks to uphold the health and safety of your state’s citizens by making sure that the state licenses high-quality nurses through its educational programs and regulatory mandates. If any nurse practicing in any state is accused of violations, some examples of which are found below, he/she may face investigation by that state’s Board… Learn More