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Understanding Who Is Vulnerable to Nurse Complaints

Oct 24, 2019 @ 10:59 am | Nursing Complaints

A state board of nursing complaint process can be long, arduous, and emotionally taxing for any nurse, no matter the extent of their proficiency in the field. It is worth having a sense for who exactly has the prerogative to file a complaint and who is vulnerable to best deal with any complaint levied against a nurse. This blog will explore those intricacies, as well as share how and why Nursing Complaint’s expertise can help answer the questions of nurses during an investigation for nursing misconduct.  Who Files a Complaint? Unfortunately, anyone can file a complaint. No matter who files… Learn More

Understanding the Board of Nursing Investigation Process

Oct 10, 2019 @ 1:31 pm | General Information, Nursing Complaints

A board of nursing investigation can be very upsetting to any nurse who receives a letter stating that an investigation is underway. This news can be intimidating, scary, and generate feelings of panic and despair. One of the most effective ways to prepare yourself for this possibility is to familiarize yourself with the investigatory process that may result from a state board of nursing complaints. In this entry, we’ll highlight key factors of that process to give you an idea of what happens once a complaint has been filed.  Inside the website, when you join nursingcomplaint.com, we offer you valuable… Learn More

Tips for Responding to Nursing Complaints

Sep 20, 2019 @ 7:09 am | General Information, Nursing Complaints

No matter how much attention and detail you might put into your nursing career, it is quite possible that at some point you will have to deal with a formal complaint filed against you with your state board of nursing. Complaints against nurses happen more often than you may imagine. While receiving such a letter is clearly upsetting, responding properly to a nursing board complaint is key to guaranteeing that the ensuing process goes smoothly. Here are a few tips for how to deal with nursing complaints or nursing investigations by your state board of nursing. Respond Promptly Few things… Learn More

What You Need to Know About Your State Board of Nursing

Sep 6, 2019 @ 11:52 am | Nursing Complaints

If and when the moment arises that a complaint is levied against you during your nursing career, you need to be as prepared as possible to respond promptly and professionally, and handle the investigation which may occur next. To help you with this, Nursing Complaint has compiled valuable information about the role of state boards of nursing–the entities which determine the validity of a complaint and helm any further inquiry into it–that will provide you with the necessary knowledge to move forward more educated and equipped for dealing with complaints in nursing. State Boards To begin with, with more than… Learn More

“I Have an Alcohol Problem and Don’t Know What to Do…”

Sep 5, 2019 @ 10:41 am | General Information

If you think you have an alcohol or drug addiction problem, you must seek help. Your Board of Nursing, as other professional boards everywhere, knows that nurses can be suffering from problems with drugs or alcohol, and stand ready to work with you in your quest for help. This is not to say that they are lenient or offer any services in this regard to nurses, but they will work with a nurse who decides to seek help. The worst thing you can do is go to work impaired. You could make an error that impacts upon a patient, which… Learn More

4 Most Common Nursing Complaints

Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:51 am | General Information, Nursing Complaints

Sooner or later, given the many tasks asked of a nurse, it’s possible that you will have to respond to a Board of Nursing complaint. Knowing in advance some of the common reasons for complaints could very well help prevent any action that might lead to an investigation. Here are four of the all-too-common potential complaints against nurses. Sleep Deprivation  As a nurse, it’s important that you check up on your patients and administer a variety of different tests over the course of their stay. Unfortunately, doing so at odd hours of the night can disrupt the patient’s sleep schedule…. Learn More

Consequences of Nursing Complaints

Aug 9, 2019 @ 11:08 am | Nursing Complaints

If you have chosen the rewarding and difficult career path of being a nurse, the potential of a complaint filed against you is something you must always keep under consideration. It can happen to any nurse, regardless of experience. It’s entirely common and understandable to want to panic, which is why it’s of great importance to have a clear sense of the actual and tangible consequences that can arise from a filed complaint as a result of the ensuing nursing board investigation. Ultimately a strong understanding of the process of developing responses, while accounting for the possible outcomes can better… Learn More

Your State Board of Nursing Complaints and Violations: General Information

Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:54 am | General Information

If you receive a letter from your state’s Board of Nursing stating that they believe you may have violated the state’s Nursing Practice Act, you will be devastated. This is a very upsetting letter to receive and your response be a priority. When accused by your state Board of Nursing of any violations, you must not delay in making a plan of action. It is advisable to consult with legal counsel. Having a lawyer does not mean admission of guilt, it is also no guarantee that the allegation will be considered to be unfounded and dismissed. If you cannot find… Learn More

Information about Board of Nursing Complaints and Violations

Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:16 am | General Information

Generally, the mission of your state’s Board of Nursing is derived from your state’s Nursing Practice Act. Every state has a Nursing Practice Act or Nurse Practice Act, or some variant of those names, which is a set of obligations set out by your state’s Legislature which seeks to uphold the health and safety of your state’s citizens by making sure that the state licenses high-quality nurses through its educational programs and regulatory mandates. If any nurse practicing in any state is accused of violations, some examples of which are found below, he/she may face investigation by that state’s Board… Learn More