What Is A Nursing License Suspension In Texas
For egregious acts, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can suspend your nursing license. In most cases, however, the nursing board will “stay” your suspension and put you on probation. Probation allows you to keep working as a nurse, as long as you follow certain requirements and abide by the limits the board imposes on your license.
If you’re facing the possibility that your nursing license might be suspended, we can help! We can assist you through every phase of the nursing license defense process, helping to ensure the best outcome.
What Is A Nursing License Suspension
Simply put, a nursing license suspension means that the nursing board has removed your ability to practice nursing. Until your license is reinstated, you can’t legally work as a nurse.
Why Does The Board Of Nursing Suspend Nursing Licenses
The board of nursing can suspend a nursing license for a variety of reasons, including:
- criminal convictions
- lack of knowledge or skill in discharging professional obligations
- unsafe nursing practice
- patient harm
- substance abuse issues (including DUI and DWI)
What Are Your Options
If you’re facing a potential suspension of your nursing license, your best option is to try to negotiate the terms of a probation. We’ve helped defend hundreds of nurses with state nursing boards, and we can assist you in those negotiations.
Once the terms of probation have been set by the board of nursing, you’ll need to diligently follow the agreed-upon terms, during your entire probation period, in order to successfully complete the discipline agreed to by the board.
How To Get Your License Reinstated
If your license is suspended, you should be able to get your nursing license reinstated once the suspension is completed. We can assist in this process, too.
Experienced Nurses Attorney
We’re here to help! Kevin Keaney has more than 30 years experience as an attorney and is a member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA). Before becoming an attorney, Kevin earned his BSN from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a Registered Nurse.
For more information about a nursing license suspension or probation, or to schedule a free consultation with a nurses attorney, please call (512) 829-5619.
Please note that in addition to helping nurses with license suspension or probation issues, we also assist with:
- limited license issues for nurses in Texas
- voluntary surrender of a nursing license in Texas
- license revocation issues for nurses in Texas
- license reinstatement for nurses in Texas
- denial of licensure for nurses in Texas