Nurse Practitioners with a Gross Negligence Accusation: FAQs

Q.  I am a Nurse Practitioner and I received a Gross Negligence Accusation from the BRN. Will I lose my nursing license? This is one of those answers that seems overtly self-serving, but because I am not a lawyer I can say this: you will have a much better chance of keeping your registered nursing …

Nurse Practitioner and DUI? Here’s what happens next.

When the majority of the population gets arrested for a DUI, they can hire any DUI lawyer to represent them because the only license they are afraid of losing is their drivers’ license. It will not affect their job, as it will for a nurse practitioner. They can choose the cheapest guy, like the one …

Nurse Practitioner License Defense Attorneys

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 …

3 Factors For An Nurse Practitioner With A DUI

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 …

Licensed Vocational Nurses With A DUI – How To Protect Your Nursing License.

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 …

Nurse Practitioner Under Investigation by the BRN

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. …

Don’t Call The BVNPT for Legal Advice Regarding Your LVN License

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 …

License Investigation Tactics Used by the BVNPT.

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 …