AJN’s Legal Clinic: Protecting Your License

This collection of articles was authored by AJN’s contributing editor for legal issues, nurse and attorney Edie Brous, JS, MS, MPH, RN and ran in AJN October – December 2012. This three-part series discusses nursing disciplinary actions and provides tips for maintaining one's license in good standing. Part 1 discusses misconceptions nurses commonly have about licensure. Part 2 will discuss common reasons boards of nursing conduct investigations and take disciplinary action. Part 3 will be a discussion of strategies for protecting your license.


The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.