You have made some personal and professional mistakes, and now your livelihood is in the balance. One of the outcomes is the revocation of your nursing license. You diligently worked your way through nursing school, secured a fulfilling job at a local hospital, but then the stress and pressures got to you.
Unbecoming habits such as drug abuse and unprofessional behavior emerged, and the nursing board revoked your license. It is a situation that you never thought could happen. But you accept it and understand just how much being nurse meant to you. You make a personal pact to change things, put previous behavior in the past and get back your nursing license. You want to help people again.
Complete all disciplinary requirements
Wisconsin’s Board of Nursing is part of the state’s Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). This is the agency that issues licenses to all registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. You also must work with the DSPS to get your nursing license reinstated.
Here are some of the steps that you need to do to get your license back:
- In Wisconsin, a revoked nursing license cannot be reinstated for at least a year. You must wait until that time has elapsed before seeking reinstatement from the Board of Nursing.
- Complete the required documents for your reinstatement. Among the necessary information includes providing evidence that you have completed all disciplinary requirements as well as proof of rehabilitation or change in circumstances, thus warranting your reinstatement. This is a crucial step.
- Prepare and submit all documents meeting required deadlines. You do not want to be late in providing any of this information.
- Be patient and wait for the Board of Nursing to contact you. It may take several weeks or several months. And always be prepared to state your case for reinstatement in front of the board.
For years, you devoted yourself to the care of patients, and you have long understood the responsibility that nurses have. You want your career back and hope that a second chance awaits you.