Will Your Boss Know If You Are on Probation With the Arizona Nursing Board?
Yes, any probation (via a Consent Agreement) from the Arizona Nursing Board requires that your employer knows the terms of your probation. In fact, any Arizona nurse on probation must provide a copy of the entire Consent Agreement and Order on or before the date of hire. If the nurse is currently employed when signing the Consent Agreement, they must provide a copy within 3 days from the effective date of the Order.
Letter to the Arizona Nursing Board
If currently employed, the nurse shall cause their immediate supervisor to inform the Board, in writing and on employer letterhead, acknowledgment of the supervisor’s receipt of a copy of the Consent Agreement and the employer’s ability to comply with the conditions of probation.
In the event the nurse is attending a nursing program, the nurse shall provide a copy of the entire Consent Agreement to the Program Director before beginning the program, or if already a student, within 3 days of the effective date of the Order.
The nurse shall cause the Program Director to inform the Board within 3 days of the notification, in writing and on school letterhead, acknowledgment of the program’s receipt of a copy of the Consent Agreement and the program’s ability to comply with the conditions of probation during clinical experiences.
Working Out of State While On Probation
So, Can a Nurse Work Out of State While Under Probation with the Arizona Nursing Board? Yes, under certain conditions. All licensed nurses on probation via a Consent Agreement with the Arizona Board of Nursing have practice related requirements. The standard Consent Agreement contains the following terms:
- Prior to accepting any out-of-state nursing employment, the nurse shall notify the Board of the State in which the nurse seeks to practice of their Consent Agreement and Order and shall obtain authorization from the Board to practice as a nurse in another State.
- The nurse shall direct the licensing Board of the other State to submit authorization to the Arizona Board verifying the nurse is approved to practice nursing in that State.
- Once authorization is received by the Arizona Board, the nurse may submit a written request to the Arizona Board requesting an amendment to the Consent Agreement to permit the nurse to fulfill the terms and conditions of the Consent Agreement in the other State.
Thus, if a nurse on probation with the Arizona Board of Nursing wants to practice out of state, they must get permission from the Board of that state first.
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