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Is your Tennessee nursing license at risk?

July 5, 2018

Nurse helping senior taking blood pressure. Defending nursing license. Tennessee board of nursing.

There is something that regardless of location, age or experience, all nurses share — passion for their chosen career. As a nurse you work tirelessly for your patients, spending long hours on your feet without even the thought of a break. But day in and day out, nurses in Tennessee keep doing what they love. Suddenly discovering that your license is at risk can be devastating, and you deserve the right help to keep you employed and doing what you love. 

A number of situations can compromise your nursing license. For some, a drunk driving arrest can force some nurses to stop practicing, even if the arrest did not occur at a time or place related to your work. Even if you are not convicted, you could still face consequences in the workplace. 

In other cases, a nurse might face losing their license for a drug diversion. This is an unfortunately common accusation behind license loss. If you have been accused of improperly disposing of medications or even of purposely stealing from storage rooms or patients, your ability to continue nursing is in serious jeopardy. 

No one wants to wake up one morning and realize that they will no longer be able to work in their chosen profession. Unfortunately, this is the reality that many nurses deal with when also facing issues in their personal lives. Whether you were accused of drug diversion, arrested on suspicions of drunk driving or involved in a number of other situations, you deserve strong advocacy when facing the Tennessee Board of Nursing. 


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