I stumbled on this forum the other day.
Look at the responses and how freely nurses are willing to give legal advice to other nurses about State Nursing Board applications for licensure and criminal convictions.
NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN applicants comprised the largest number of complaints as a group in Ohio for Fiscal Year 2008. See the Ohio Board of Nursing website and look for the Annual Report. http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Publications.htm
To all these online forums and chatrooms where nurses and nursing students are casually giving legal advice and counseling to other nurses and nursing students about licensure, contracts, professional practice, employment, criminal, regulatory, workplace, and other matters related to nursing practice, keep up the good work.
I am a nursing licensure defense attorney and you are helping my bottom line because at some point a chunk of those nurses and NCLEX applicants seek legal counsel, representation, and advising when things are "go as expected" and the s*&% hits the fan!
In my opinion this is one of the reasons why nursing licensure defense attorneys in Ohio (and there are probably 5-10 attorneys who handle a significant number of these cases on a routine and daily basis in the State) are so very busy even in a reccession with Ohio Nursing Board disciplinary investigations and adjudications.