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If I get convicted of domestic violence can I lose my nursing license?

Pitman, NJ |

my husband and I are going thru a divorce when these dv charges occured.

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You could be subject to discipline by the licensing board, although loss of license might be an extreme sanction. Alot depends on whether there is a prior history of domestic violence.

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Have you been contacted by the nursing board?

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Not that I'm aware of. The nursing board may investigate it, but loss of license is rather extreme.

Be glad you're not an attorney - if a lawyer is convicted of DV, there is a mandatory six month license suspension!


I agree with Mr Lieberman, that this is an issue the Board may look at, but can often be mitigated to protect the license. If you are not already represented by a lawyer and are contacted by the Board, immediately discuss this issue with a lawyer experienced in representing clients before the Board when they are charged with conduct such as this. I suggest that you do some research on the web, at official government pages or at lawyer's websites who deal with these issues, such as our pages at to learn what can be done to minimize any findings regarding the DV criminal charges.

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