Applying for a License with an Old Conviction?

If you are applying for a new RN or LVN license with a prior conviction that’s more than 7 years old, you may want to hold off until July 2020. A new law AB 2138 passed, but does not take effect, until July 1, 2020, that closes a HUGE loophole in the existing policy for …

Can My Inactive Nursing License Be Disciplined?

Nurses who hold multiple licenses in various states, or who have both LVN and RN licenses, often assume that if the license is inactive they don’t have to report convictions, worry about investigations or be concerned about license discipline. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Any nursing license, active or not, can be investigated and …

Can I Be a Nurse Practitioner With A DUI?

“Can I Be a Nurse Practitioner With A DUI?” If you have a DUI, you will be able to get your NP license. If you are already a nurse, you will be able to keep your NP license following a DUI. However, there are caveats to both that you need to know. STUDENT NURSES APPLYING …

“Amazing Representation” – All Charges Dropped

    Had it not been for Nichole‘s believing in the merits of my case even though I truly believed in my innocence I never would’ve found the courage to move forth with the trial.   As a result of her representation all my charges were ultimately dismissed and court fees totaling $14,000 that the …

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 …