Registered Nurse (RN) License Defense Attorney in Kansas and Missouri

Kansas and Missouri Professional Licensing Attorneys Addresses Requirements for Registered Nurses

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Registered nurses, more commonly referred to as RNs, have a unique role in today’s healthcare system. RNs are on the front lines of patient treatment. RNs are highly trained and highly skilled inthe technical aspects of their profession. They take vital signs, administer medications, assist physicians in assessing a patient’s health concerns, as well as assist physicians in medical procedures. RNs are also trained to address emergencies and provide life-savingresuscitationand first aid treatments. In that sense, they are akin to physicians. However, RNs have another responsibility that is equally as significant.

RNs play a direct role in taking care of a patient in more than just clinicaltreatment algorithms. Instead, an RN must show compassion, empathy,  and concern to their patients and administer to the patient’s emotional needs. RNs will be there to comfort the sick and dying. They advocate for those who do not have a voiceand will act as a liaison between physician and patient to make certain the physicians’orders are carried out while making sure that the patient understands the doctor’s orders.

RN Educational Requirements

In Kansas, an RN will have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. The RN need not hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. However, the candidate must hold at least the equivalent of an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. The Kansas Board of Registration Nursing, the state’s licensing authority, will review a candidate’s application to ensure compliance with the statutory requirements. Those requirements include passing the nurse’s examination.

The RN candidatemust be of sound moral character. The nursing candidate may not have an addictionto drugs or alcohol such that the candidate’s addiction impairs her or his ability to perform all nursing responsibilities competentlyor have committed any acts of malpractice or negligence in nursing. Additionally, the nursing candidate should have a clean criminal history, butthat is not mandatory. A candidate found guilty of a felony or any drug crime pertaining to substanceabuse is disqualified unless she or he can demonstrate his or her fitness to be a nurse. A criminal history involving certain crimes committed against a person will also disqualify a nursing candidate.

In Missouri, RN candidates must hold similar educational credentials and meet the same good moral character requirements. Additionally, the Missouri Board of Professional Licensure sets forth the scope of nursing practice. Nurses can provide treatment associated with nursing without supervision and may perform other acts like prescribing medication with the supervision of a physician provided that the nurse demonstrates the appropriate level of skill and judgment required to perform such acts.

Rely On Experience If You Face Allegations of Unprofessional Conduct In Kansas Or Missouri

If you have received a complaint or if you are being investigated by the state board of nursing in Kansas or Missouri, speak with Registered Nurse License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger immediately. Attorney Sanger possesses vast experience in representing healthcare professionals.

Call Sanger Law Office, LLC today at 785-979-4353 (Kansas) or 816-520-8040 (Missouri) for your free and confidential consultation and learn your rights and responsibilities if you are a nurse facing professional discipline.