Cook County Nursing License Defense Attorney

Cook County Nursing License Defense Attorney

We depend on nurses to support the healthcare system and provide the majority of care for patients, both in physician offices and hospitals or other large facilities. Nursing can be a rewarding and challenging career path, and many people choose this line of service-based employment. Becoming a nurse requires different types of professional licensure, depending on your education and experience. If you need assistance obtaining a license, or if your license might be in jeopardy, you want the right Cook County nursing license defense attorney fighting for your future. Contact 1818 Advocacy Group for assistance.

Nursing Licenses in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) oversees nursing licensure in the state, and the department handles several types of nursing licenses, such as:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Professional Nurse (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- Full Practice Authority (APRN-FPA)
  • APRN – FPA Controlled Substance
  • APN Controlled Substance
  • LPN CE Sponsor
  • APN CE Sponsor
  • RN CE Sponsor

To obtain a license, you must meet all of the educational requirements, pass the right examination, and file an application with the IDFPR. If IDFPR finds you unsuitable for licensure, the department has the power to deny your license, even if you completed nursing school and passed your exam. It is important to have an experienced license attorney review your application, especially if you might have something in your past that may raise questions from the board.

Avoiding License Suspension

Once you have your nursing license, it is not a guarantee you will keep it forever. Instead, you are expected to abide by all laws and administrative rules that apply to nursing in Illinois. If the IDFPR receives a complaint that you have violated a rule or are otherwise unfit to continue practicing, the department will not hesitate to initiate proceedings that could result in the suspension or revocation of your license. Some issues that might lead to this situation include:

  • Substance abuse
  • Patient mistreatment or neglect
  • Violating relevant laws and regulations
  • Diverting or distributing medical supplies without authority
  • Failing to continue your nursing education as required
  • False advertising

If your license is called into question, you need legal representation right away. Our law firm can review the allegations against you and defend your license. We will represent you in informal sessions and formal hearings, and our goal is to keep you in your chosen profession of nursing whenever possible. If your license has already been suspended, you should discuss your options for possible reinstatement with our firm.

Contact a Cook County Nursing License Defense Attorney as Soon as Possible

At the office of 1818 – An Advocacy Group, we work with many types of professionals on a wide variety of licensure issues and concerns. You want to be able to use your education and training to work in your chosen profession, and you need to have the right help to defend your professional nursing license. Contact us to learn how a Cook County nursing license defense attorney can help.

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