RN Accused of Diverting Medication?

RN accused of diverting medication? If you are a registered nurse 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 are so great for the RN. REPORTED TO THE BRN If …

What is the BRN Intervention Program?

The California Board of Registered Nursing has recently changed the name of its diversion program to the BRN Intervention Program, but make no mistake, it is the exact same thing. I am going to go out on a limb and take credit for the name change, since I inundated the web with my posts on …

What are the Pros and Cons of the Diversion Program?

What are the Pros and Cons of the Diversion Program? By: Jennifer Coalson-Perez, Executive Director RN Guardian, Mystery-Solver Extraordinaire How does a California Registered Nurse make an informed decision regarding whether or not to enter the BRN’s Diversion program, if it doesn’t sound like it is even an option? If you’ve received this letter “offering” …

Get the Facts About the Diversion Program

Get the Facts About the Diversion Program Q. I received a letter from the Board of Nursing offering me the Diversion Program, because I am being accused of taking medication from my facility due to some waste discrepancies. What should I do? A: This a very personal decision… if you have some meds that can’t be …

Drug Diversion and Your RN 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 …

Should You Enter the BRN’s Diversion Program?

Should You Enter the BRN’s Diversion Program? The answer to whether you are a good candidate for the California BRN’s diversion program will depend on who you ask. If you ask the BRN itself, or you ask the program provider’s at Maximus, they will tell you yes, OH YES!!!!!, you should certainly enroll in the …

The Diversion Program Pros and Cons

The Conundrum Caused by Board of Registered Nursing RN’s Diversion Program Letter : Solving the Diversion Mystery By: Jennifer Coalson-Perez, Executive Director RN Guardian, Mystery-Solver Extraordinaire How does a California Registered Nurse make an informed decision regarding whether or not to enter the BRN’s Diversion program if it doesn’t sound like it is even an option? …