How Does a Second DUI Affect My Nurse Practitioner License?

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 …

Nicole Valentine an Angel in Disguise

When I got a letter from the BRN that I was under investigation, I became very devastated and was not sure where my life was heading. I cried my eyes out and then I decided to hire Ms. Nicole Valentine. She is caring, open-minded, thorough, conscientious, embracing, attentive, prompt, professional, knowledgeable, respectful and empathetic. She …

Why Bother Having My DUI Expunged if I’m a Nurse?

A criminal conviction for a Nurse Practitioner can be devastating to your career and the most common for NP’s are Driving Under the Influence, or DUI convictions.  In California, these records are automatically forwarded to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) enforcement unit and are usually followed by a formal accusation by the Board against …

A True Guardian That Has Your Back

A false, anonymous allegation was submitted to the BRN against my license. I Received a letter from the BRN telling me I was under investigation & requested an interview to discuss said allegations. Knowing they were false I thought I’d just handle it on my own… so GLAD I DID NOT! The investigator, no matter …

What Happens If A NP Diverts From Diversion?

RN Guardian’s Panel Attorneys, Goyette & Associates’ have recently represented a number of Nurses who have either withdrawn or been removed from the Board of Registered Nursing’s Diversion Program. G&A attorneys have actually begun advising our clients that surrendering their license may be the best option, and we’ve been hearing that more and more frequently …

DID YOU GIVE UP YOUR LICENSE AND WANT IT BACK?

How To Petition the Board of Nursing for Reinstatement of NP License There are many reasons why a nurse may surrender his or her Nurse Practitioner License, but the catalyst is usually some disciplinary action from the Board of Nursing (BRN). I’ll use one of my case studies as an example: Nurse Lisa* has decided …