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If you are a nurse practitioner facing license discipline or investigation from the Board, the attorney you choose really matters. This may seem so obvious that it shouldn’t require an entire blog, but I often get calls from NP’s wanting a second opinion, an alternative to the attorney they first chose, or worse, wishing they …Read More
For a Nurse Practitioner arrested for a DUI, everything happens in threes. There are three moving parts to every DUI case for a nurse: The Criminal DUI The DMV and your Driver’s License And the Board of Registered Nursing with your NP license. There are also three determining factors of the DUI that have the …Read More
California Licensed Vocational Nurses with a DUI Should Call RN Guardian First! A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest is traumatic enough for the average driver but for California Licensed Vocational Nurses, it is especially devastating. The $3500.00 fines can quadruple once the BVNPT discovers it. Your nursing license can be revoked. Your entire career …Read More
If you’ve received an accusation against your NP license from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), there are a few things you must know. The most important one is that you very likely won’t have your nurse practitioner license revoked or suspended, despite what it says. WHAT DOES THE ACCUSATION MEAN? An accusation against …Read More
For any nurse, finding out that you are under investigation by the BRN is a terrifying experience. Your RN license is what enables you to work, but for nurse practitioners, your NP certification is so much more! Being a nurse practitioner is not just a career, it is who you are and what defines you. …Read More
This is very important! Please do NOT call the BVNPT for legal advice regarding your LVN license! The Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians cannot give legal advice, so please do not call them for advice on legal matters that may impact your LVN license; here is a recent example. RN Guardian had a …Read More
Did you receive a letter from the board? The Board of Vocational Nurses & Psychiatric Technicians sends out very few written letters to licensed vocational nurses. You may receive the notice that your license is up for renewal. That’s fine… this one is nothing to worry about. Basically, anything else that you receive from the …Read More
A True Story… I don’t remember looking for anything exactly, but was surfing the web and came across a slideshow regarding LVN license protection. One of the main points it made was that the state regulatory boards for nursing often prefer nurses to NOT have professional legal representation when dealing with them. The slideshow went …Read More
Joining the BVNPT’s Diversion or Intervention Program is voluntary, so it makes sense that you can also withdraw from the Diversion program at any time, right? Of course, but not without serious consequences. Why Nurses Join Diversion Nurses join Diversion or Intervention for a number of reasons: they were diverting medication from their employer and …Read More
What Can I Expect? What is the Process? I am asked this question multiple times a day; mostly from Licensed Vocational Nurses who are in various phases of the investigation process with the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The following is what one should expect if your nursing license is being investigated …Read More
New Trends in Live Scan Fingerprinting Can Cause Undisclosed DUI Convictions to Appear on LVN Renewal
With the new Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) requirements for LVNs to re-submit Live Scan fingerprints, many nurses are realizing there is a hidden skeleton in their closet: an undisclosed DUI they thought couldn’t affect their career. They are now looking for answers about how to disclose the DUI and save their …Read More
Two LVNs recently contacted me when it was too late to help them and they have either had, or are going to have, their LVN license revoked because they employed the worst legal defense strategy ever. I get it… BVNPT action is scary, so the ostrich defense of burying your head in the sand and …Read More