The NP License Defense Strategy That Always Fails With the BRN

Two NPs recently contacted me when it was too late to help them and they have either had, or are going to have, their Nurse Practitioner licenses revoked because they employed the worst legal defense strategy ever. I get it… BRN action is scary, so the ostrich defense of burying your head in the sand …

Biggest Nurse Practitioner License Defense Lies On the Web

We all know there is a ton of “fake news” on the internet. Advice that pertains to an NP certification and RN license defense after an arrest or allegation of diversion is no exception. As a Nurse Practitioner, your NP certification is so much more than just your RN license, and it’s important to have …

NP’s: Tis The Season For DUIs- What To Do if it Happens to You

I will receive dozens of phone calls over the next month from nurse practitioners who have been arrested for a DUI. The holiday parties and dinners with friends, the glasses of wine and champagne and SO MUCH FOOD and needing to be a million places at once create the perfect cocktail for disaster. Not one …

Nurse Practitioner Accused of Diverting Medication?

If you are a nurse practitioner and have been recently accused of diverting medication, there are only 2 scenarios: 1.) you did it 2.) you didn’t. I have seen a great deal of both and neither of the scenarios is so great for the NP.   REPORTED TO THE BRN If you have been accused …

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 …