Its that time of the year baby. Nursing students are graduating and submitting their Applications for Licensure by Examination to the State Nursing Boards in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. LPN license renewal started with the Ohio Nursing Board. LPN license renewal is coming with the Indiana Nursing Board and LPN, RN, and APRN renewal is coming with the Kentucky Nursing Board.
Licensure Renewal and Licensure Applications=Disclosures for some. To disclose or not to disclose shouldn't even be a question when it comes to the State Nursing Board Apps for Licensure and Renewal Apps.
Being proactive is the best defense when you have to disclose criminal convictions, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, malpractice/negligence judgments, discipline by another State Nursing Board or another healthcare licensing or regulatory board, or other information on a State Nursing Board Application for Licensure or the Renewal Application for Licensure.
Talk to a nurse license defense about what to expect before you submit your application and for assistance on completing your application.
If someone tells you "its okay" or encourages you to falsify your State Nursing Board Application you laugh at this person and tell them "you worked too hard and too long for the privilege to practice nursing." Its never okay to falsify a legal document and a State Nursing Board Application for Licensure by Examination and State Nursing Board Renewal Application are legal documents.
Falsification of an Application with the State Nursing Board is grounds for revocation of the license and it usually states this on the form in a several States. If you are debating whether or not to disclose or debating whether or not disclosure is mandatory, consult with a license defense attorney in your state. See www.taana.org to find a nurse license defense attorney in your state or jurisdiction.