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Can I Be a Nurse Practitioner With A DUI?

By Jennifer Coalson | Dec 27, 2019

“Can I Be a Nurse Practitioner With A DUI?” If you have a DUI, you will be able to get your NP license. If you are already a nurse, you will be able to keep your NP license following a DUI. However, there are caveats to both that you need to know. STUDENT NURSES APPLYING …

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What You Need To Know About The Fall Out After A Nurse Practitioner License Revocation or Surrender

By Jennifer Coalson | Dec 27, 2019

Often, Nurse Practitioners hold another license, like an LVN license or a CNA license and so when faced with an Accusation from the BRN calling for the revocation of their NP license, some nurses figure they will just surrender one and use the other.  The problem is that if a nurse surrenders a license following …

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“Amazing Representation” – All Charges Dropped

By Jennifer Coalson | Dec 27, 2019

    Had it not been for Nichole‘s believing in the merits of my case even though I truly believed in my innocence I never would’ve found the courage to move forth with the trial.   As a result of her representation all my charges were ultimately dismissed and court fees totaling $14,000 that the …

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Nurse Practitioner Accused of Stealing Medication?

By Jennifer Coalson | Dec 6, 2019

There is a term used specifically for a Nurse Practitioner accused of stealing medication, it is called diverting, and it happens so often that there is an entire program established by the BRN for such nurses. That program is the Diversion or Intervention Program. Nurses are actually more familiar with the term diversion or diverting …

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What is California’s Board of Nursing Disciplinary Process?

By Jennifer Coalson | Dec 6, 2019

In many cases, if a nurse or nurse practitioner is suspected of committing a violation, the BRN Disciplinary Process will begin with an investigation. Investigation A BRN investigator will send you a letter asking to meet with you and request that you sign a waiver and release so that they may look into your file …

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“Attorney is awesome” – Criminal and professional charges dismissed

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 27, 2019

Attorney Nicole Valentine handled one case for me which had a professional and criminal component. Each case was dismissed. For the criminal I had to do 30 hours of community service but six charges were dismissed without any fines before pretrial. The board withdrew the case after Nicole’s motion. She is so detailed, easy to …

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The Difference Between DUI and “Wet and Reckless” When it Comes to Your NP License

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 15, 2019

At the criminal level, there is not much difference between a DUI and a Wet and Reckless in California. Both will result in a point on your DMV record, both require a fine, both require DUI classes, and both are a misdemeanor criminal conviction requiring probation. So why is it SOOOOO important to a nurse …

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How Does an NP Respond to a Gross Negligence Accusation from the BRN?

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 13, 2019

An Accusation from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is an attempt to revoke an NP license and is usually the last step in an accusation of Gross Negligence. They do not just pop up out of nowhere and there will be many indicators before the Accusation from the BRN is eventually served on the …

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“Nicole Valentine is Very Professional” – RN License Intact

By Jennifer Coalson | Oct 31, 2019

Nicole Valentine is very professional, relentless, and confident in her abilities.   After two years, my case is finally closed and my RN license remains intact. Nicole represented me in obtaining a Public Reproval instead of a more detrimental discipline against my license. I am greatly relieved and can continue to practice as the safe …

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“Nicole is awesome” Nurse with a DUI able to renew successfully

By Jennifer Coalson | Oct 31, 2019

Nicole is awesome. I am a nurse and I was in trouble for a DUI. I retained a lawyer to cover my DUI case, but my lawyer referred me to Nicole Valentine to assist me in retaining my nursing license during this whole fiasco. Nicole was awesome and super easy to communicate with back and …

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How Does a Second DUI Affect My Nurse Practitioner License?

By Jennifer Coalson | Sep 30, 2019

Any DUI is considered a violation of the Nurse Practice Act because it is using alcohol in a manner that is dangerous to one’s self or others. A first time DUI misdemeanor conviction can sometimes result in a citation and fine from the Board of Registered Nursing, especially if the blood alcohol level or BAC …

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The BRN May Target Nurse Practitioners With Depression or Anxiety

By Jennifer Coalson | Sep 30, 2019

Sorry California Nurse Practitioners: Be Careful If You Have Feelings Every so often I take a phone call from a nurse that gets me so fired up I start making phone calls looking for a group to help me go up against the BRN on a broader level than just “legal license defense” for an …

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