Examples Of Conditions Of Probation For Nurses

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Instead of revoking or suspending a nursing license, the OSBN might elect to put a nurse on probation for a minimum period of time, with conditions.

If you are on probation with the OSBN, you’re required to check in with your probation monitor at least once a month, and you can’t look for or accept a new job without checking with your probation monitor.

Terms of probation vary widely, but these are examples of conditions the board of nursing may impose:
• restrictions on the type of setting you can work in
• restrictions on the type of work you can do
• requirement of letters from your employer concerning your job performance
• requirement of completion of continuing education
• requirement of increased supervision
• requirement of participation in a substance abuse monitoring program, (such as the HPSP) and/or toxicology testing

The terms of your probation are included in the stipulated agreement that you sign with the OSBN, and we can help you negotiate these terms.

For information about the terms of probation, or to talk to a nurses attorney about your specific situation, please call (503) 232-9280, or e-mail .

Please note: We can help you with all aspects of nursing license defense, including allegation, investigation, discipline, and administrative hearing. Our law office is in Portland, and we help nurses in Oregon, Washington, and Texas.

Kevin Keaney is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington, as well as Texas, where he can also help nurses who need an attorney.