A big red denied stamp.

Receiving a denial on your RN/LVN application due to past convictions can be disheartening, but it doesn’t have to end your nursing career. Our team at RN Guardian has worked with hundreds of nurses in this exact position and helped them overcome their application denial. Join us as we explore how to proceed after your RN/LVN application is denied due to a conviction. 

Understanding the Reason for Denial

Once you have received notice that your application has been denied due to a conviction, it is important to understand the reason for the denial so you can appeal or reapply. 

Start by gathering all the related information from the application and learn about the reason(s) for the denial. Understanding the reason for the denied application and reviewing the licensing requirements are crucial steps to take when your RN/LVN application has been denied due to past convictions. Identifying the specific reason behind the denial is essential to determine the most appropriate course of action. 

There are a few different areas to examine carefully to assess the reason for denial, some of which include:

  1. Review the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) policies and see if there are regulations that you should have addressed for individuals with past convictions. 
  2. Review your state’s licensing requirements to understand any restrictions or limitations that may apply to individuals with past convictions. 
  3. Review your application materials. Examine your responses, disclosures, and supporting documents to ensure that all materials were included to accurately and comprehensively address your conviction and rehabilitation efforts.

Seek Legal Help

Once you understand that your denial is due to your past conviction, it is time to seek professional help. Consulting with a qualified attorney specializing in nursing license defense can provide invaluable legal guidance. They will help you understand your options, navigate the complex appeals process, and protect your rights. Having an experienced professional by your side can address the denial more effectively and increase your chances of a successful outcome.

While some may opt to fight their battle alone, we strongly recommend turning to a nursing license defense attorney. Your RN/LVN license is your livelihood, and you have worked too hard to have it stripped away due to legal regulations. 

Why Nurses Should Contact RN Guardian

RN Guardian specializes in assisting nurses facing licensing challenges. Here’s why reaching out to us is beneficial:

  • Expert Guidance: With a team of experienced professionals well-versed in nursing licensure issues, RN Guardian provides personalized guidance tailored to your unique situation.
  • Legal Assistance: RN Guardian can connect you with qualified attorneys specializing in nursing license defense. These legal experts will navigate the complex legal landscape to protect your nursing career.
  • Industry Knowledge: Leveraging extensive knowledge of nursing licensing requirements and regulations, RN Guardian can help you understand the steps needed to address your application denial.

While having your RN/LVN application denied due to past convictions can feel discouraging, it’s vital to remain positive and proactive. You can overcome this hurdle by understanding the reasons for denial and seeking legal advice. Remember, we are here to provide support and guidance throughout this challenging process.