Becoming a New Haven nurse can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be difficult. Because becoming a nurse requires so much of a person, it is important to do everything that you can to keep your license once you obtain it. In this section, I talk more about the types of New Haven nursing licenses that a person can get, and common issues that could arise for a nursing license.
Types of New Haven Licenses
There are a few types of nursing related licenses that you can apply for.
First, you can apply to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This is where a lot of people start in their nursing careers. These types of nursing assistants can work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse.
You can also apply to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in New Haven. LPNs in New Haven have the ability to provide for their patients daily needs as well as track their progress under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse.
Then there is the important job of being a registered nurse. Becoming a registered nurse in New Haven allows you to provide medical care needed in the community.
Finally, there is the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), which is a specialized type of registered nurse.
How to Keep Your License
The best way to avoid issues with your license is to follow all rules and regulations outlined by the Board. Here are a few common issues that you should avoid:
Negligence. It is a nurse’s responsibility to perform a thorough assessment of every patient.
Patient abuse. The patients nurses work with may have mental or physical sensitivities that need to be monitored and properly handled.
Habitual indulgence in the use of drugs, narcotics or alcohol. The overuse of these substances could result in the Board viewing your performance as not up to standard and could result in the loss of your license.
Not protecting patient privacy. In situations where information is shared about a patient either accidentally or intentionally loss or suspension of one’s license could occur.
Breach of patient confidentiality. Patient privacy is of the utmost importance. Failure to protect this information may mean loss of your license and even criminal charges.
Improper documentation. It is important that all of the patients’ records are correct and up to date for their health and wellbeing. Failure to do this could result in a revocation of a license.
Criminal conviction. Even if the crime in question is not related to your workplace or your occupational duties, conviction could lead to a loss of license. The intention is to protect patients and colleagues.
Seek Help Today!
If your license is at stake, contact our office for help. Attorney Dennis Mancini and his team can defend you against professional license issues.