|The following are freqently asked questions regarding prior criminal offenses for nurses in the State of Florida.
Q: Do I have to report charges if I completed a period of probation and the charges were dismissed or closed?
Q: Can a person obtain a license as a nurse if they have a misdemeanor or felony crime on their record?
Q: What types of documentation do I need to submit in support of my application if I have a prior criminal record or license discipline?
Note: The burden of proof lies with the applicant to demonstrate evidence of rehabilitation. Examples of rehabilitation evidence may include some of the items below, this list is not complete and you may have information you wish to send:
Q: How can I help facilitate how quickly my application is reviewed?
Q. Where can I get copies of my dispositions?
Applications with previous arrest or disciplinary action on a license will not be authorized to practice nursing until all documentation is cleared by Board staff or reviewed by the Board.
This information was obtained from Florida’s Department of Health’s website under Florida Board of Nursing.
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Will participation in the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) protect my nursing license from discipline by the Florida Board of Nursing?Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Being unable to practice nursing safely due to use of drugs, alcohol, chemicals, a mental condition, or the possession or distribution of controlled drugs for other than legitimate purposes is a violation of the Nurse Practice Act that can result in disciplinary action taken against a nurse’s license by the Florida Board of Nursing. If the nurse has been reported only to IPN, he/she agrees to participate in IPN, and successfully completes IPN, the file is closed and held in confidence with no disciplinary action resulting. If the nurse is reported only to IPN, and does not agree to participate, or does not successfully complete IPN, then the information in IPN’s possession is forwarded to the DOH, and may result in disciplinary action, if deemed appropriate. In some cases, the nurse is reported both to IPN and the DOH and in those cases, the disciplinary process proceeds and may result in disciplinary action.
Soreide Law Group represents nurses in disciplinary hearings in front of the Florida Department of Nursing. If you need to speak to a lawyer regarding your nursing license please call: (888) 760-6552, or visit our website at www.floridaprofessionallicense.com.