What Types of Disciplinary Action Can the Nursing Board Take Against My License?

Protecting Your Livelihood: Different Ways the Nevada State Board of Nursing can Discipline You.

Are you concerned about what the Nevada State Board of Nursing can do to your license if they determine you have engaged in unprofessional conduct?

The Nevada State Board of Nursing is given broad powers to regulate nurses who are licensed in the State of Nevada or trying to obtain licensure in this state.

Some of the tools the Board has at its disposal when disciplining nurses include administrative fines, reprimands, license suspension, probation, and revocation. Let’s talk about your case and what you face.

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What is the Best Outcome in My Situation?

When a complaint is filed against you, if the allegations are false or unsupported, we work hard to get the case dismissed (at a hearing) or closed (before a hearing). If some of the allegations are true, we work hard to make the discipline fair.

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Does Board Discipline Become a Part of My Public Record?

Yes. If your case results in discipline, all disciplinary actions taken by the board are part of your public record, posted on Nursys.com. If you are unjustly charged, it's important to fight the allegations to achieve closure or dismissal.

How Long Does a Disciplinary Order Remain Public?

Permanently. After disciplinary action has been publicly shared through their website and Nursys.com, it cannot be expunged, sealed or forgotten. It remains a permanent part of your nursing record the rest of your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Board can impose various disciplinary actions, including reprimands, fines, mandatory education, probation, suspension, or even revocation of your nursing license. In some cases, we can get the investigation closed or the case dismissed without any discipline. However, each case is unique, and the action taken depends on the specific circumstances. Contact me for a confidential consultation to understand what this could mean for your situation.

Yes, depending on the severity of the offense, even a first-time violation can lead to suspension. Suspension with an offer to practice with restrictions is common, but the wording and terms of the probation are critical. It’s important to take these allegations seriously and seek legal advice. I can help you understand your options and represent your interests. Reach out for a free consultation.

Suspension is a temporary removal of your license for a specified period, after which you can return to practice. You can also be suspended but then given the right to practice under the strict terms of a probation agreement. On the other hand, revocation is a permanent removal of your license, usually for a set period of time. Each has significant implications, and legal guidance is crucial. Let’s discuss your case in detail.

The suspension period varies based on the case’s specifics. It can range from a few months to several years. I specialize in these cases and can provide guidance on what to expect in your situation. Schedule a free consultation for personalized advice.

During probation, you may continue practicing but under certain conditions or restrictions set by the Board. These could include supervision, additional training, or regular reporting. I can help you understand and navigate these requirements. Contact me for a confidential discussion.

Yes, you have the right to appeal the Board’s decision. The appeal process can be complex, and having an experienced attorney is vital. I can assist you in preparing and presenting your appeal effectively. Reach out for a free, confidential consultation.

In some cases, the Board may require you to complete specific educational or remediation programs as part of your discipline, at your expense. These are designed to address the issues that led to the disciplinary action. I can guide you through these requirements and what they mean for your career.

While a fine doesn’t directly impact your ability to practice, it signifies a serious issue that could affect your professional reputation. It’s important to address the underlying cause effectively. Let’s talk about how to manage this aspect of your disciplinary action. 

Proactive steps, including legal representation, can significantly impact the outcome of your case. As an experienced nurse attorney, I can help you present a strong defense and negotiate with the Board. Contact me for a personalized strategy.

Yes, most disciplinary actions taken by the Board are public record and can be accessed by employers and the general public. This transparency underscores the need for effective legal representation. Schedule a consultation to discuss how to best handle your case in the public eye.

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