If you are a nurse practitioner facing license discipline or investigation from the Board, the attorney you choose really matters. This may seem so obvious that it shouldn’t require an entire blog, but I often get calls from NP’s wanting a second opinion, an alternative to the attorney they first chose, or worse, wishing they had chosen a different lawyer because they got poor results and are looking for an NP license defense attorney to fix it.
This is an easy comparison to make for nurses who understand that within a medical field, there are specialists. In medicine, there is a general practitioner, and then there are laser-focused physicians within every specialty. The same goes for the law. There are attorneys, anyone who has passed the bar can practice and they should have a broad, but very limited understanding of the major areas of law. Attorneys choose an area of focus- like administrative law rather than torts and then typically focus on a specific practice within that broad area. Some attorneys focus even farther on one or two specific areas of practice and become experts.
License Defense Attorneys – the lawyer matters
RN Guardian’s license defense attorneys are labor and employment lawyers, specializing in administrative law, with a focus on professional license defense, who are experts on defending RN, LVN, and NP licenses because that is all we do – period.
Nurse practitioner’s searching for an attorney to represent them in a Board investigation or accusation need that laser-focused expert license defense attorney who specializes in defending nurses’ licenses and those alone. You don’t need to go to 3 different law firms to refer you to someone who specializes in NP license defense, you can just come straight to the attorney who is going to save your license.
- Don’t use the same attorney you used for your DUI, they will have no idea what they are doing.
- Don’t bother with the labor and employment attorney. They may be able to muddle through, but they will just be muddling and will prolong the problem.
- The administrative law attorney will be better able to defend your license because at least they understand the difference between court and a hearing.
A professional license defense attorney will do an outstanding job; they understand how the process plays out and have a broad understanding of the Department of Consumer Affair’s various boards. But I will tell you, there is a world of difference between the Contractors State License Board, the Medical Board, the BRN and the BVNPT. The time frames are different. The probation requirements are different. The mitigating evidence must be different. The attorney should ABSOLUTELY be different.
The attorneys at RN Guardian specifically defend nursing licenses. Our attorneys laser-focus is on the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Licensed Vocational Nursing (which differ greatly too). We have handled literally thousands of cases and defended thousands of nursing licenses between those two Boards, and guess what happens? We save the nurse’s licenses.
If you are a registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, or nurse practitioner, and your license is in jeopardy with the Board, please give us a call. Our license defense attorneys have saved thousands of licenses from revocation and we can save yours, too. Fill out this quick and simple form and one of our license defense attorney’s will be in contact with you.