Are you having trouble getting licensed with the Arizona Board of Nursing? Or are you having Arizona Board of Nursing application problems? It could be due to having a criminal incident in your past or a practice related event. This would cause the licensure process to be stalled while the Arizona Board of Nursing can 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.
ARIZONA NURSING BOARD INVESTIGATION
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 enrolled in nursing school or have recently graduated you should seek legal counsel to 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.
If you are having Arizona Board of Nursing application problems don’t wait a second longer. Contact Chelle Law at 602.344.9865 or submit a form online here.