I received at least 6 emails this week from nursing students, NCLEX applicants, and nurses from around the country related to one or more DUI/OVI/DWI convictions and its impact on employment, suitability for initial licensure and renewal, and placement in clinical sites. I always respond to emails because I know there are alot of us out there who need assistance and don't know where to turn.
You should contact the following for assistance:
1. an administrative law attorney in your state or jurisdiction for assistance;
2. a nurse license defense attorney in your state or jurisdiction for assistance; or
3. contact The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) for a referral to the above in your state or jurisdiction.
If you live, practice, or are seeking licensure in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, you can schedule a consultation with my office. I cannot answer your question(s) unless you are a client or unless you schedule a legal consultation. For additional information about legal consultations, see my website at www.nursing-jurisprudence.com and click on consultations.
The cost of a 30 minute telephone consultation is $150.00 and the cost of a 60 minute telephone consultation is $250.00. I also schedule in-person consultations at my office for nurses in the Greater Cincinnati area (my office is really easy to find off I-275 on Reed Hartman Highway) or if I am traveling to area. We can schedule telephone consultation the same day if needed depending on my schedule. On average, I have between 5-15 legal consultations with NCLEX applicants, nursing students, RNs, LPNs, and/or APRNs a month. A legal consultation is a one-time event. http://www.nursing-jurisprudence.com/consultations.html
To pay for a legal consultation, go to website and click on the online payment tab. The payment can be made via debit or credit card and it posts immediately. You will then receive a phone call and/or email from me, my assistant, or my receptionist about scheduling the consultation. http://www.nursing-jurisprudence.com/onlinepayments.html
For additional information about the difference between a legal consulation vs. legal representation, see my website at http://www.nursing-jurisprudence.com/consultations.html.
You have to pay for and schedule a legal consulation with me if you want me to provide with a legal opinion or provide you with legal advice and counseling.
I do not offer pro bono (free) license defense or nursing law services.
Why am I saying this again? I had a nurse contact my office this week at least 8 times in a 2 hour period. She told the receptionist that she was a client and she needed to reach me ASAP and it was a matter of extreme importance and urgency. My assistant returned the call initially and the nurse told my assistant that she would only speak to me. I contacted the nurse and her first response was "thank you for calling me back, I am sorry about lying to your staff about being a client, but I really need to ask you a few questions."
I politely asked the nurse to stop speaking and instructed her to pay for telephone consultation online and I would be happy to answer her questions about the impact of a recent felony conviction on her KY and OH RN license later that evening. The nurse hung up on me. WTfrack:(
You can contact TAANA at www.taana.org for a referral to an attorney who may offer pro bono services in your state or jurisdiction. You can also contact your local or state bar association for an attorney referral. You can also search the internet to find an attorney in your area who may be able to answer your questions without charging a fee. You can contact your State Nurses Association or Specialty Nursing Association for assistance or contact the State Nursing Board.