Defending Your License: Strategies for Nursing Professionals

In 2017, more actions were taken against nursing licenses in the U.S. than there were malpractice claims.  

-National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)  

In this evolving landscape, it’s more important than ever that nurses are prepared to defend their professional licenses. This starts with an understanding of the events that may occur before and after disciplinary action, including:   

  • How nurses can become involved in a Board of Nursing investigation 
  • What the disciplinary process entails 
  • The role of nursing boards and duties 
  • Nurses’ responsibilities and rights throughout the process 

By the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to:  

  • Understand the role and authority of State Boards of Nursing and regulatory agencies. 
  • Describe the license discipline process and potential outcomes.  
  • Discuss possible outcomes of the disciplinary process, along with strategies to proactively protect your license.  


Speaker Information: 

Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM, Risk Manager, Nurses Service Organization (NSO) 

Jennifer Flynn is Risk Manager for Nurses Service Organization in the Healthcare Division of Aon’s Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. Having worked in the health care insurance business for over 18 years, Jennifer is dedicated to educating health care professionals on professional liability risks and offers strategies to mitigate those risks by supporting patient safety principles and developing quality management programs. In addition to being a frequent national speaker on healthcare risk and liability, Jennifer is also a published author on various risk management topics. Jennifer is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and is a licensed Property & Casualty agent. She earned a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. 

Susan A. Wagener, BSN, JD, HeplerBroom, LLC 

Susan Wagener is a partner with the Hepler Broom Chicago office. She focuses her practice on the defense of health care professional licensure cases, medical malpractice, and nursing home litigation. In addition to her active trial practice, she regularly presents and publishes on topics related to malpractice risk management and defense of disciplinary matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a registered nurse, specializing in orthopedic and medical-surgical nursing care. 

This webinar was recorded on 7/11/19. Continuing education credit is only available for those who attended the live event. Registration is required to listen to the recording.   

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