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 …

Withdrawing From the BVNPT’s Diversion or Intervention Program

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 …

My Nursing License Is Being Investigated By The BVNPT

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 …