I receive several emails each month asking this question.
I am not sure if you can get your license back however here is good start and this ain't legal advice because you didn't have to pay me for it:
1. Find the documentation you received from the Nursing Board from the license surrender and read the document;
2. If you can't find the document surrending your nursing license, request a copy from the State Nursing Board;
3. Once you have the document and you have read it you can do any of the following:
a. Nothing. It's self-explanatory what needs to be done to have my license reinstated;
b. Nothing. It's self-explanatory that I can never have my license reinstated as my license surrender was essentially a permanent revocation;
c. Contact a license defense attorney in your State to review the document and answer your questions. See www.taana.org to find a nurse license defense attorney in your state.
d. If you need assistance with reviewing a document from the Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana Nursing Boards, I am available. You will have to pay for and schedule a legal consultation with me however as I do not review documents and provide legal advice and counseling without entering into an attorney-client relationship. It protects me and you as also compensates me for providing a service. I cannot legal advice and counseling for free. See www.nursing-jurisprudence.com. Click on legal consultations.
You can also pay for and schedule a legal consultation with me online via my Bookfresh account. See
The costs of the consultation are self-explanatory.
1. If you live in the Greater Cincinnati area and you want to meet with me in my office. You can pay for and schedule an in-person appt. with me. The cost is $250.00 per hour.
However, if you:
1. have complaints pending in more than one state;
2. this is your second or third Nursing Board complaint (be honest please);
3. You are currently on probation or being monitored with the Board and there is another issue;
4. You are licensed in multiple states (like Ohio, Kentucky, and/or Indiana);
5. You are a APRN and there are multiple issues involved;
6. You have a pending state or federal criminal case plus a Nursing Board case
7. You are self-employed (Independent Provider, owner of a home care agency, etc.) and you have a licensure issue
I am not trying to get more money out of you however we may need to spend more time together like: 90 minutes or 120 minutes.
No I am not going to kick you out of my office exactly at 60 minutes and I certainly don't watch the clock during consults. However I may start winding down the meeting as I may have other appts. scheduled after yours.
These are items to be considered when scheduling as my assistant or my receptionist schedules my appts. one hour apart usually. If you have a complex case or there is alot of information and background for us to cover, then pay for and schedule more time so we can plan accordingly.