Darren Diplexcito, 30, allegedly phoned the family of the Ninewells Hospital patient to tell them he would pass away that day - when in fact he had already died.
The nurse, who worked at the hospital's renal unit, faces a series of charges of falsifying records, giving false information to the patient's family and knowingly giving false accounts to the head of nursing.
In October 2012, a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel placed Mr Diplexcito, of Montrose, Angus, under supervision for 18 months.
He now faces a full conduct fitness-to-practise hearing next month over the incident, which took place on the morning of May 5, 2011. If found guilty he could be struck off.