Nurse Practitioner Accused of Stealing Medication?

There is a term used specifically for a Nurse Practitioner accused of stealing medication, it is called diverting, and it happens so often that there is an entire program established by the BRN for such nurses. That program is the Diversion or Intervention Program. Nurses are actually more familiar with the term diversion or diverting …

What is California’s Board of Nursing Disciplinary Process?

In many cases, if a nurse or nurse practitioner is suspected of committing a violation, the BRN Disciplinary Process will begin with an investigation. Investigation A BRN investigator will send you a letter asking to meet with you and request that you sign a waiver and release so that they may look into your file …

“Attorney is awesome” – Criminal and professional charges dismissed

Attorney Nicole Valentine handled one case for me which had a professional and criminal component. Each case was dismissed. For the criminal I had to do 30 hours of community service but six charges were dismissed without any fines before pretrial. The board withdrew the case after Nicole’s motion. She is so detailed, easy to …

“Nicole Valentine is Very Professional” – RN License Intact

Nicole Valentine is very professional, relentless, and confident in her abilities.   After two years, my case is finally closed and my RN license remains intact. Nicole represented me in obtaining a Public Reproval instead of a more detrimental discipline against my license. I am greatly relieved and can continue to practice as the safe …

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 …