Legislation to Keep an Eye On: HR6139/S.3475- The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act

HR6139/S.3475: The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act On March 23, 2020, National Nurses United sent a petition to the United States Congress demanding that Congress ensure that nurses and healthcare workers are immediately given protections needed to avoid exposure to COVID-19.  The push for passing this legislation comes from hospitals across the country having …

Nurse and Patient Protection Recommendations Regarding COVID-19

As COVID-19 developments change day-to-day, nurses and healthcare professionals need to be informed on developing guidance and recommendations for protective measures to be taken. This blog post will outline precautionary and protective elements, the new Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) guidance as of March 10, 2020, and National Nurses United’s recommendations (“NNU”). NNU has published …

California Nurses Know Your Rights

The info below is all collected from the National Nurses United website and infographics: California Nurses Know Your Rights: Protections at Work for COVID-19 Nurses and healthcare workers have a fundamental right to a safe and healthy workplace, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19 should be no exception. Full protection of healthcare workers is a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 RN License was Revoked, Can I Petition for Reinstatement?

If your RN 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. Registered nurses will lose their RN licenses for 2 reasons: 1.) they voluntarily surrender the …