Arizona Nursing Felony Convictions

There are many laws that affect nurses or deal with the practice of nursing in Arizona.  The majority of the laws regarding the practice of nursing are held within the Arizona Revised Statutes “A.R.S.”.  Under the A.R.S. 32-1667 a person is guilty of a Class 6 felony who:

1.  Sells or fraudulently obtains or furnishes any nursing diploma, certificate, license, permit or record.

2.  Engages in any conduct prohibited by Arizona nursing laws. (Read a previous blog explaining the prohibited conduct).

3.  Operates a training or educational program regulated by Arizona nursing law unless the program is a currently approved program.

4.  Practices nursing or obtains a nursing position through fraudulent representation or a fraudulent diploma, license or permit.

Read the code of Arizona Nursing Felonies. A class 6 felony is the least severe felony conviction, but can lead to penalties of up to 2 years in prison.  However, a first time felony offender who is convicted of a class 6 felony not involving a dangerous offense will likely only see 3 months in prison if there are mitigating circumstances.

If you have a question about Arizona Nursing Felony Convictions under the Arizona Revised Statutes contact Chelle Law.

Arizona Nursing Unlawful Acts

Arizona Nursing Unlawful ActsThere are many acts a nurse licensed or certified in Arizona can be disciplined for that is not illegal per se according to A.R.S. 32-1666.  In fact, all individuals who are licensed or certified by the state are held to a higher standard than the general public.  However, the laws that deal with nursing in Arizona specifically state a number of illegal acts that any individual may not do unless they are specifically licensed or certified to practice nursing in Arizona.  Read the code regarding Arizona Nursing Unlawful Acts.   Those acts include:

  • Acting as or offering to act as a clinical nurse specialist, registered nurse practitioner, or registered or practical nurse in Arizona.
  • Using any abbreviation, card, device, figure, letter, sign or title that indicates that the individual is a clinical nurse specialist, graduate nurse, nurse practitioner, practical nurse, professional nurse or registered nurse.
  • Using any abbreviation, card, device, letter or sign that indicates the individual is certified to practice nursing in any capacity.
  • Operating a training or educational program to prepare students for licensure or certification as a nurse in Arizona unless it has been approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing.

If you have a question about Arizona Nursing Unlawful Acts contact Chelle Law.