Whenever or if you have a complaint filed against your license with a State Nursing Board you want the best case scenario which is for the Nursing Board to review the evidence and close the case file or issue a non-disciplinary letter of concern, advisory letter, or other non-public letter. This is the best case scenario.
The best case scenario isn't possible in some State Nursing Board complaints and as a license defense attorney I am discussing case strategy, defense, and the long-term goals for the representation which also includes short-term goals. In some cases, discipline is coming and its just a matter of how (Agreed to or via an evidentiary hearing) when.
The worst case scenario in a State Nursing Board case is permanent revocation of the license.
There is everything in between the best and worst case scenario in State Nursing Board investigations and adjudications. How do you know what's in store for you if you don't have someone assisting you with your case?
But sometimes, just sometimes, "it is what is" and if "it is what it is" in your case then you need a license defense attorney to be frank with you and discuss your options. My mother says this all time: "it is what it is." See No. 2 at http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=It+is+what+it+Is.
You want the "skinny" on your case not the buff and fluff. HIre a lawyer who will give you the skinny while trying to steer you towards the buff and fluff.
You don't need peers, colleagues, friends, and family rationalizing your behavior, action, or inaction and telling you "it will all work out in the end." Sometimes it doesn't "work out" in the end especially if you don't do what needs to be done in the beginning and/or the middle.