The AZBN ATD (Alternative to Discipline): Do NOT Submit

According to the American Nurses Association, roughly 10-20% of nurses may have substance abuse problems. So if you feel you might be in that demographic, you might want to know about the AZBN ATD (Alternative to Discipline) program. Why This Matters to You If you are struggling with substance abuse, the last thing you want …

The California Board of Registered Nursing Strategic Plan

The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) has announced its Strategic Plan for 2022-2025. They use this plan to guide the direction they want to go and measure how successful they are at reaching their goals. So let’s examine how their plan will affect you and your work. Licensing Changes Good news here! The Board …

Revocation of A Nursing License

Revocation of a nursing license is actually an incredibly rare occurrence among our clients. In fact, for the thousands of nurses our attorneys have represented, only a couple have had their RN licenses revoked. WHEN DOES Revocation of a Nursing License OCCUR? The Board of Nursing (BRN) cannot revoke your RN license without first filing …

Petitioning for Reinstatement After Surrendering Your License

Petitioning for Reinstatement after surrendering your license is a something we get asked about all the time. Here’s an all too common scenario: A nurse has an accusation filed against their RN license by the BRN for any number of reasons: from a simple DUI to some charting errors to medication discrepancies and allegations of …

The Collateral Consequences of COVID Burnout

Bearing the brunt of a global pandemic for the last two years has left nurses shell-shocked, depleted, and burned out. With COVID hospitalizations on the decline, nurses are finally able to catch a breath and return to some semblance of normalcy in the workplace, but this breather is fraught with its own pitfalls. The collateral …

Understanding The California Board of Registered Nursing

If you’re familiar with our content here at RN Guardian, you’re likely familiar with the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) ‘s enforcement division – aka a nurse’s worst nightmare. However, the BRN does so much more than investigations. The BRN is responsible for regulating almost every aspect of nursing practice. What is the California …

Nursing License Suspension

Because nurses are held to a higher standard than other professionals, a mistake on or off the job could put your license in jeopardy. Nursing license suspension is a severe type of discipline, leading to revocation. When an incident occurs, the BRN will initiate the investigation process. If there’s enough evidence that the nurse violated …

How to Avoid Nursing License Revocation

Being a nurse is incredibly rewarding and allows you to impact so many lives through patient care. However, a mistake on or off the job could put your license in jeopardy, and in some cases, it can even lead to revocation or suspension. Should you ever find yourself in a sticky situation and facing disciplinary …