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My LVN License was Revoked, Can I Petition for Reinstatement?

If your LVN license was revoked, you can petition for reinstatement if you have met a few critical criteria: you’ve waited either 1 or 3 years, you have some evidence of rehabilitation, and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 …

Accusation Against Your LVN License?

If you’ve received an accusation against your LVN license from the California BVNPT, there are a few things you must know; the most important being that you very likely won’t have your nursing license revoked or suspended, despite what it says. WHAT DOES THE ACCUSATION MEAN? An accusation against your LVN license means that the …

Applying for an LVN license with a Dismissed or Expunged Conviction

If you are applying for an LVN license and have a past arrest that was “dismissed” by the courts, you probably still have to disclose it to the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Disclosure of a dismissed court case is a very murky, grey area of law and one that you have …

3 Factors for an LVN with a DUI

For Licensed Vocational Nurses arrested for a DUI, remember the number 3. There are 3 moving parts to every DUI for a nurse: The Criminal DUI, the DMV or the Driver’s License, and the BVNPT with your LVN license. There are also 3 determining factors of the DUI that have the biggest impact on how …

Can I Get Hired as a LVN with DUI?

Can I get hired as a LVN with a DUI? Short answer: Of course! Long Answer: probably, but it will not be the most desirable job, it will depend on what the BVNPT has done to your LVN license and whether that is public record and whether you have to disclose it to the employer- …

How Does an LVN Respond to a Gross Negligence Accusation from the BVNPT?

An Accusation from the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) is an attempt to revoke a LVN license and is usually the last step in an accusation of Gross Negligence. They do not just pop up out of nowhere and there will be many indicators before the Accusation from the BVNPT is eventually …

Drug Diversion and Your LVN license: What You Need to Know Now

Drug Diversion If you have, or are suspected of diverting medication from your employer, “Drug Diversion” can mean 2 separate things. The first is following a criminal investigation and prosecution, you are offered Drug Diversion from the courts or what is known as a deferred judgment (CA Penal Code 1000). A deferred judgment means that …