Nancy J. Brent
JD, MS, RN
Nancy J. Brent, JD, MS, RN, a nurse attorney in her own solo law practice in Wilmette, Ill., represents nurses in disciplinary proceedings before the state agency and board of nursing. Brent also hosts http://www.nurse.com/asktheexperts/brentslaw, an online column where she responds to legal questions. This article is not intended as legal counsel or advice. Readers are encouraged to seek legal counsel regarding issues and information contained in this article. The author has declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.