The practice of nursing requires specialized knowledge, skill, and independent decision making. Nursing careers take widely divergent paths – practice focus varies by setting, by type of client, by different disease, therapeutic approach or level of rehabilitation. Moreover, nurses are mobile and sophisticated and work in a society that is changing and asymmetrical for consumers. The result is that the risk of harm is inherent in the provision of nursing care. Because nursing care poses a risk of harm to the public if practiced by professionals who are unprepared or incompetent, the state, through its police powers, is required to protect its citizens from harm. That protection is in the form of reasonable laws to regulate nursing.

If you ever find yourself in any kind of licensing problems, please contact Illinois Nurse Defense Attorney James Goldberg at 312-735-1185 or visit his website