The Guam Board of Nurse Examiners is the regulatory body of nurses appointed by the Governor to serve as members of the Nursing Board. The purpose of this board is to protect the public’s health by overseeing nursing practice. The Nursing board issues nursing licenses to qualified and competent persons. They also evaluate whether an individual’s practice meets safe nursing standards. In addition, the board of Nursing evaluates allegations of misconduct and takes action against the licenses of nurses and certificates of nursing assistants who demonstrated unsafe nursing practice. The board also regulates learning institutions providing nursing education and certification programs. The Board meets monthly to oversee board activities and to hear disciplinary cases.
Only written complaints will be presented to the Board and accepted for the following violations: drug or alcohol abuse which affects nursing practice; sexual misconduct; abuse-verbal, physical, mental; negligent or incompetent care; theft of property; misrepresentation; abandonment; and unprofessional conduct as defined by law. The person filing the complaint must include the following information:
- Name of Nurse or Certified Nurse Assistant
- What he/she did
- With whom it happened
- Date, time, and place it happened
- Names of witnesses
- Name, address, and phone number of person filing the complaint-for Board contact and verification.
If the licensee or certificate holder contests the charges, he/she is entitled to a formal hearing. During this hearing, both sides may present evidence and witnesses. Nurses and certified Nurse Assistants may represent themselves or have a lawyer represent them. The actions the Nursing Board may include: issuing a public reprimand, imposing a fine, ordering probation, restricting the license or certification, suspending the license or certification, revoking the license or certification, or dismissing the complaint. Never hesitate to report an incompetent or unsafe nurse. You are entitled to safe nursing care. If you report in good faith, you are immune from civil liability. By participating in this fair process, you help your nursing board protect you, your loved ones, and the public.
Online License Verification – National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Employers/public can look up a license or nurses can verify a license for endorsement into a state by using the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s secure, online verification system, Nursys® at www.nursys.com.
Employers/Public (No charge)
If your organization needs to look up a nurse license and/or check a nurse’s discipline status for employment decisions then go to www.nursys.com. Employers and the general public can look up a license and receive a detailed report within minutes, free of charge. The nurse must be from a Licensure QuickConfirm board of nursing. Please visit www.nursys.com for more details.
Nurses (Official license verification for a fee)
Nurses who are applying for endorsement into another state can request verification of licensure from a Nursys licensure participating board. A list of licensure participating nursing boards can be found at www.nursys.com. Verifications are processed by completing the online verification process. The fee for this service is $30.00 per license type for each state board of nursing where the nurse is applying. Nursys license verification is sent to the endorsing board immediately. Please visit www.nursys.com for more details.