Future licensing in another field

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by SusanRod13 SusanRod13 (New) New Nurse

Hello, to get to the point… my Lpn license was indefinitely suspended by BON and been trying to get in contact with them with no results. Would anyone know if any future licensing in other fields (example psychology) prevent me from obtaining one ? 

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 11,012 Posts

Many applications will ask if you've ever had disciplinary actions taken against a professional license in your current or other states, so the possibility is definitely there.

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 20 years experience. 3,597 Posts

It certainly could have an affect on your ability to be licensed in another field. Any career path that requires a state license will likely have somewhere on their licensing application a question about any current or previous professional licenses you may have held in any state, not just their own and will also expect you to disclose any disciplinary action related to that license. 

How much of a barrier to licensing in another field that will prove to be I can't say. I guess that depends on the licensing board of that profession in your state.  I do know the BON policies vary wildly from state to state so I would imagine the same holds true for other professional licensing boards as well.