The need for registered nurses is always growing. These medical professionals have graduated from a state approved nursing school and are licensed by the state. While there are multiple paths to becoming a registered nurse, the most common are to obtain an associate degree in nursing, which takes two years, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing, which can take four years. Once candidates have graduated from an approved nursing school, they must successfully complete the National Council Licensure Examination.
You Could Lose Your License
Once a registered nurse begins working, they are able to provide much needed care to their patients in a variety of circumstances. The Board of Examiners for Nursing monitors possible violations that could lead to a revocations of one’s license. Without a license, a registered nurse’s options to practice in the medical field are limited if not impossible. Some reasons a license might be revoked are:
Drug or alcohol addiction. While there are multiple reasons a person could turn to drugs or alcohol, the Board believes it is important for the health and safety of both the nurse and their patients to revoke a license in these particular situations.
Falsifying patient records. Medical records for each patient are important to providing proper care. Incorrect or incomplete records could be detrimental to overall health and treatment.
Unprofessional conduct. This could include inappropriate language with colleagues or patients or unprofessional relationships with superiors or patients.
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Registered nurses are in high demand. Working with the public to provide for their needs is a very important job and therefore standards are in place to protect both the professional and the patient. Violation of standards could result in the Board of Examiners for Nursing revoking one’s license. If you are at risk of losing your license, please contact Hartford registered nurse license defense attorney Dennis Mancini.