Monday, September 08, 2008

employment - nursing - good moral character

Sellers v. State Board of Nursing - Commonwealth Court - August 28, 2008 - unreported memorandum decision

Petition for reinstatement of license of former R.N. denied because of her failure to accept responsibility for her wrongdoing, which related to abuse of alcohol. She was not honest and forthright and truthful with the state licensing authorities. The Board acted properly in conditioning reinstatement, in part, on an actual acknowledgment of wrongdoing, which is an important initial step in preventing recurrence of wrongful conduct and restoring the licensee's credibility. This applies to any wrongful conduct, not just fraudulent conduct. The licensing act "requires good moral character as a qualification for a license to practice nursing."