If you have dedicated yourself to becoming a nurse, you have put a great deal of time, money, and effort into receiving the necessary education and training. You will want to carefully address any issues that may affect your ability to practice nursing.
Unfortunately, licensing issues can often arise for nurses or nurse applicants. Discipline to a nursing license or denial of a license application could derail your career. When addressing these issues, you should work with an experienced licensing and IDFPR attorney who can help you understand the steps to take to avoid disciplinary action.
Williams & Nickl, LLC lawyers have worked with 3,000 clients throughout our combined 55 years of legal experience to address licensing issues before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
Attorney Edward W. Williams is the former IDFPR Chief of Prosecutions, and Ed and Fred understand the formal and informal procedures followed in cases involving license discipline or application denials.
We can also help nurses respond to DEA investigations or other situations where they may face discipline due to accusations that they have mishandled or misused controlled substances. We are uniquely positioned to help you address and resolve issues affecting your nursing license quickly and effectively.
We have a 100% success rate in helping nursing students who have received Deficiency Checklists get their RN, LPN, and APN licenses. We can’t guarantee that we’ll win your case, but we like to think that our unblemished record of success in hundreds of challenging cases speaks for itself.
Licensing Concerns for Nurses
Nurses may need to address a variety of different licensing issues, depending on the type of license they hold. Our lawyers can assist with cases before the Illinois Board of Nursing and the IDFPR involving:
If you are a nurse applicant who has received a Notice of Deficiency Checklist from the IDFPR, or if you are already licensed and have received a Notice of Informal Conference, Notice of Preliminary Hearing, Notice of Intent to Refuse to Renew, or a formal Complaint, you should contact us right away to determine how to proceed.
We will provide you with an initial one-hour consultation at no charge, either in person, or over the phone or by Zoom. During your consultation, we will go over the circumstances of your case, help you understand the disciplinary path you are on, and explain the steps you should take to defend your nursing license.
We have a proven record of success representing nurses and other licensed professionals in cases involving license discipline, and we have assisted numerous clients who were facing the denial of licensure.
In one case, a nurse contacted us after she had been waiting for three months for the IDFPR to act on her response to their requests for information. We were able to help have her nursing license issued within three days.
Contact Our Illinois Nurse License Discipline Attorneys
If you are facing discipline to your RN, LPN, or APN license, or if your license application has been denied, Ed and Fred can provide you with the legal help you need, and we will work with you to protect your ability to continue working in the field of nursing.
We are known as the region’s toughest licensing lawyers, and we are prepared to fight fiercely for your rights. In many cases, we can provide evidence and explanations to the IDFPR that help cases to be resolved with no public discipline to their licenses.
To set up your free consultation, call us at 312.335.9470.