I was Fired from my Job, Will I Get a Letter from the Board?
By Barbara Forshier on September 6th, 2022 in
Will I Hear from the Licensing Board if I’ve Been Fired?
It is not always guaranteed after being fired that you will hear from the licensing board. Whether or not your termination is reported to the Board of Nursing depends on what caused your termination. If you were fired because of a serious ethical issue that violates your profession or practice issues that put patients at risk, it’s likely that your employer will report those issues to the Board of Nursing. Other issues, while enough to get you terminated, may not warrant a report to the Board of Nursing. For example, if you were fired for repeatedly getting in disputes with another nurse in your department, that would annoy management but may not be reflective of your ability as a nurse. The same is true if you simply did not work fast enough for the care setting or if you had a problem with habitual lateness, both of which can be fixed. If you were accused of stealing medications or falsifying documentation of patient care, those concerns likely will be reported to the Board. There are other grounds for which you may be reported to a nursing licensing board, you can read more about those types of offenses here.
If you find yourself fired and consequently receiving notice of allegations from your nursing license board, you will want to have the counsel of an experienced nursing license defense attorney on your side. Barb Forshier at Forshier Law is dedicated and ready to help you protect your right to practice nursing in your time of need. If you have already received notice of allegations, contact our law firm today.