Earning a living when your nursing license is suspended

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2023 | Professional License Issues |

You have every reason to hope that your nursing license will soon be restored – but right now it’s suspended over a criminal charge.

Whether it was due to a mistake, some kind of personal challenge or wholly unforeseen circumstances, a license suspension can be distressing for any nurse. However, this is a good time to explore other professional opportunities, so that you can stay connected to the field you love and keep working through this period. If you’re looking for options, here are a few to consider.

Non-clinical medical care jobs

Although your nursing license may be suspended, your knowledge, experience and expertise are valuable assets in numerous non-clinical jobs. Consider looking for work in medical coding, health care administration, medical writing or medical sales.

Health education and advocacy

If you’re passionate about health and wellness, a career in health education or advocacy might be a fulfilling choice. Health educators typically work with public health organizations, community centers and schools to teach people about disease prevention and better health habits. Health advocacy revolves around supporting patients and their families as they try to navigate what can be a confusing health care system and find the resources they need.

Medical research careers

If you’ve ever wanted to make a contribution that would help improve medicine as a whole, a career in medical research might be an excellent fit. Your practical experience as a nurse could provide valuable insights and understanding in various studies and clinical trials.

Health and wellness coaching

More and more people are looking for personalized guidance to improve their well-being.

With your background as a nurse, you are uniquely qualified to help folks set and achieve their health-related goals and support them on their journey as they embrace a healthier lifestyle.

As you move forward, focus on self-improvement and take steps to address the issues that led to the suspension of your license. Legal guidance can help you get your license reactivated. Meanwhile, setbacks can be stepping stones to growth and new possibilities for the future.