What Authority Does a Nursing Board Possess?
The power of a board of nursing is quite broad and includes the ability to grant a license to an applicant as an RN, LPN or advanced practice registered nurse. The board’s power also extends to deny such a license and to discipline a nurse licensee. It can impose disciplines such as a reprimand, probation, suspension of the license and revocation of the license.
Following is information about the State of Ohio v. Fontana (2019), a case about a nurse practitioner who questioned a board of nursing and a criminal court’s order denying her participation in an intervention in lieu of a conviction program and to surrender her APRN license after pleading guilty to several drug felonies.