Nurses if you have had action taken against your license in State A and B or if you have been admitted to the Alternative Program in State A and applied and been given a restricted license in State B and C, don't assume its the same or similiar process, procedure, policies, and outcome in State D. What?
If you have had licensure issues in state A, consult with a nurse attorney or an attorney who represents nurses before the Board of Nursing PRIOR to seeking licensure in State B. This should be an attorney licensed and practicing before the Board of Nursing in State B.
The role of any Board of Nursing is to protect the public from unsafe nursing care. However Boards of Nursing differ from state to state as far as the process, procedure, and policies regarding initial licensure, endorsement, and the disciplinary process.
As nurses we must start taking control of our nursing practice and being proactive in managing legal risks. The majority of nurses involved in Board of Nursing actions do not seek legal consultation or have legal representation.
Having a legal consultation prior to seeking licensure in another state can save you a headache if you have had action taken against your license in another state(s).....