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 …

Biggest LVN License Defense Lies On the Web

We all know there is a ton of “fake news” on the internet. Advice that pertains to an LVN license defense after an arrest or allegation of diversion is no exception. Follow below as we discuss a few of the biggest lies regarding LVN license defense and BVNPT (Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians) …

What is a BVNPT Hearing and Do I Have to Go?

There are two types of BVNPT hearings: one is like Law and Order, the other is more like being a contestant on Chopped. The type of BVNPT hearing you will have to attend will depend upon what the BVNPT is disciplining you for or what you are requesting. When the BVNPT Hearing is Like Law …

LVN License Application with a Past Conviction

Are you filling out your LVN License Application with a past conviction? It’s that time of year again, classes are wrapping up and student nurses are getting ready to fill out their LVN license applications when they realize that they must disclose a past conviction to the BVNPT. This always causes a bit of panic, …

What Do I Do if My LVN License Application Was Denied?

Ever wondered what you can do if your LVN license application is denied? Appeal the denial! There are probably one of four reasons your LVN license was denied during the initial application to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians: You have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony You didn’t disclose a conviction …

My LVN License was Revoked, Can I Petition for Reinstatement?

If your LVN license was revoked, you can petition for reinstatement if you have met a few critical criteria: you’ve waited either 1 or 3 years, you have some evidence of rehabilitation, and you have continued with your CE courses. Vocational nurses will lose their LVN licenses for 2 reasons: 1.) They voluntarily surrender the …

LVN Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Employer Investigation

As a licensed vocational nurse, your first clue that the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians may be getting involved with your LVN license starts with your employer placing you on administrative leave while they conduct an internal investigation into charting mistakes or missing medications. If you are a nurse who has been placed …