suspended license

  1. If your nursing license is suspended in one state can you still practice in other states that you have a license? My license hasn't been officially suspended yet. I had a positive alcohol blood test at work one time. That was only because of coming home from work and having a very emotional and difficult situation at home. I know I shouldn't have drank that day. When asked at work if I was drinking that day I said yes and was tested. I lost my job there. I've been a nurse for 14 years and never was in any kind of trouble and NEVER drank before work before. I presently still work and I am a very dedicated nurse that loves her job. I don't understand how can they suspend my license for one mistake.
    Last edit by janwin on Nov 26, '05
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  3. by   Cute_CNA
    Check the board of nursing from those other states.
  4. by   unknown99
    Generally not.
  5. by   babynurselsa
    The typical process is to apply for licensure by endorsement in another state, they will verify that you have an ACTIVE, VALID license in your original state of licensure.
  6. by   Larry77
    So I should get licenses in my neighboring states so when I lose my license in my home state I can practice in the other states...hmmm...doesn't sound right to me. If not illegal would have to say is unethical.
  7. by   babynurselsa
    UUHHH Larry I don't think that is what I was trying to say. I was trying to make the point that if you apply for licensure in another state because you had your license suspended in your home state it isn't going to happen.

    I would imagine that if I had multiple state licenses and got suspended in one state and just went on to another state to practice without notifying the BON of that state if/and when they found out it would not be pretty.
  8. by   suebird3
    illinois is great at getting after people who have been reprimanded in other states. they can and will suspend licenses. so.....keep yourself above board.

  9. by   Jolie
    Check with your state BON, or read your Nurse Practice Act. Most states require you to self-report any action against licenses you hold in other states. Failure to do so can put your license in jeopardy, even if the alleged "offense" in the other state doesn't.