Legislation to Keep an Eye On: HR6139/S.3475- The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act

HR6139/S.3475: The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act On March 23, 2020, National Nurses United sent a petition to the United States Congress demanding that Congress ensure that nurses and healthcare workers are immediately given protections needed to avoid exposure to COVID-19.  The push for passing this legislation comes from hospitals across the country having …

Nurse and Patient Protection Recommendations Regarding COVID-19

As COVID-19 developments change day-to-day, nurses and healthcare professionals need to be informed on developing guidance and recommendations for protective measures to be taken. This blog post will outline precautionary and protective elements, the new Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) guidance as of March 10, 2020, and National Nurses United’s recommendations (“NNU”). NNU has published …

California Nurses Know Your Rights

The info below is all collected from the National Nurses United website and infographics: California Nurses Know Your Rights: Protections at Work for COVID-19 Nurses and healthcare workers have a fundamental right to a safe and healthy workplace, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19 should be no exception. Full protection of healthcare workers is a …

“Best Outcome Ever!” – Professional License Reinstated

“I hired Nicole to help me with reinstatement of my professional license. I needed someone with experience with Administrative hearings as my original hearing with a criminal defense lawyer didn’t go good at all. I found Nicole and she was great, she explained and knew the process and I felt very prepared of what to …

“Beyond Grateful” – Case Closed After Two Years

“I am beyond grateful and blessed to have been able to find Nicole and have her help me deal with a complaint made from an employer to the Board of Nursing. I’m so glad I was able to find someone who specialized in protecting nurses and to see how professional, kind, and compassionate she was …

Applying for a License with an Old Conviction?

If you are applying for a new RN or LVN license with a prior conviction that’s more than 7 years old, you may want to hold off until July 2020. A new law AB 2138 passed, but does not take effect, until July 1, 2020, that closes a HUGE loophole in the existing policy for …

Can My Inactive Nursing License Be Disciplined?

Nurses who hold multiple licenses in various states, or who have both LVN and RN licenses, often assume that if the license is inactive they don’t have to report convictions, worry about investigations or be concerned about license discipline. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Any nursing license, active or not, can be investigated and …

Can I Be a Nurse Practitioner With A DUI?

“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 …