Are you having trouble getting licensed with the Arizona Board of Nursing? Has your application or re-application for licensure with the Board been denied? An Arizona Nursing Application Denial can be a quick end to a potential nursing career. It could be due to having a criminal incident in your past or disciplinary actions from another Board of Nursing. This would cause the licensure process to be stalled while the Arizona Board of Nursing can open a complaint and investigate the incident. Incidents could also include a past DUI, substance abuse or other criminal incident. Having one of these on your record can lead the Board to question whether you have a substance abuse problem. As a result, the Board can order you to receive an addiction evaluation thus adding months to the licensure process.
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Do not wait to submit your application. If you have an incident in your past it can take months to progress through the licensure process. Should the Board conduct an investigation you will have to do the following:
- Submit an Investigative or Arrest Questionnaire.
- Respond to your investigators inquiries.
- Come in for an interview with the Board.
- Go before the Board at the bi-monthly Board Meeting.
Keep in mind, the Arizona Board of Nursing will not speed up the application process just because you have a position waiting for you. You should determine if there may be a delay prior to entering nursing school by contacting Chelle Law. Once you schedule a consultation we can help you determine next steps.
If, however, you are currently in nursing school or are a recent graduate, you should seek legal counsel . An attorney can help determine what steps can be taken to ensure your application is processed promptly.
Do not contact the Board to discuss your past or a specific criminal incident. The Board investigator you speak with will take extensive notes regarding your conversation and the notes can be used against you during the investigation process.
ANSWERING THE APPLICATION QUESTIONS
It is also important to answer the application questions in the correct manner. Withholding information or not disclosing past events can cause the Board to initiate an investigation or cause you to receive discipline in the future.
Issues You’ll Need to Disclose on your Nursing Application:
- Criminal convictions that haven’t been expunged or sealed
- Past disciplinary actions taken by other state nursing boards
- Past mental health issues in the previous 5 years
- Addiction or treatment for substance abuse in the previous 5 years
The Importance of Nursing Board Application Assistance
A AZBON investigation can add months to the licensure process and will likely delay you receiving a license. Keep in mind, the AZBON will not speed up the application process because you have a nursing position waiting for you. If you are currently attending nursing school, pursuing your BSN or recently graduated, you should seek legal counsel to determine what steps to take to ensure your application is processed promptly.
Do not contact the AZBON to discuss your past or a specific criminal or disciplinary incident. When you speak with a Board investigator they will takes extensive notes regarding your conversation. The investigator can use notes against you during the investigation process. It is also important to answer the application questions in the correct manner. Withholding information or not disclosing past events can cause the Board to initiate an investigation or worse, you will receive discipline in the future.
If you’re interested in setting up a consultation to discuss an Arizona Nursing Application Denial with an attorney at Chelle Law reach out to us today.