Common Causes Of Discipline For Nurses
If you’re facing disciplines (at work or by the board of nursing), call for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights, (503) 232-9280.
Nursing is a heavily regulated and scrutinized profession, with licensure requirements, standards of care practices, and rigorous codes of ethics.
As a nurse, you’ll find yourself at risk for discipline not only from your employer (ranging from a warning to a firing), but also from your local state board of nursing.
Below are some common causes of discipline for nurses:
• expired nursing license
• nursing malpractice and/or violations of the nursing practice standard of codes and ethics
• substance abuse (addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs, or non-prescription drugs)
• criminal arrests or convictions (DUI, etc.)
• violation of boundaries
• failure to complete continuing education requirements
• failure to pay licensure fees
• dishonesty, lying, fraud, or deceit
• sexual misconduct
For information regarding main reasons the state board disciplines nurses, how criminal arrests can impact your nursing license, or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney, contact us at (503) 232-9280, or e-mail us at
Please Note: The Keaney Law Firm is located in Portland, Oregon, and we represent nurses throughout the states of Oregon and Washington in state court, federal court, and with the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC). We also represent nurses in Texas with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Our firm is a proud member of the Portland Business Alliance.