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What Happens If A RN Diverts From Diversion?

Mar 9, 2011

What Happens If A RN Diverts From Diversion? RN Guardian’s Panel Attorneys, Goyette & Associates’ have  recently represented a number of Nurses who have either withdrawn or been removed from the Board of Registered Nursing’s Diversion Program. G&A attorneys have actually begun advising our clients that surrendering their license may be the best option, and …

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BRN Accelerated License Suspension

Jan 14, 2011

What process is required before the BRN can suspend a license before engaging in an investigation? Answer: Issuance of an Interim Order: When and How the BRN can accelerate the procedure for restriction of a nurse’s license. According to Section 494 of the Business and Professions code, the Board of Registered Nurses has the authority …

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Make No Mistake: The Board of Registered Nursing IS NOT about the Nurse…

Dec 15, 2010

…Contrary to its title. The Board of Registered Nursing is part of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which means that its sole purpose is to protect the consumer, not you, the Nurse. Certainly the BRN offers a myriad of useful information for the RN through its extensive website, but the Board is not a confidential …

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My Nursing License Is Being Investigated by the BRN

Nov 23, 2010

What Can I Expect? What is the Process? I am asked this question multiple times a day; mostly  from Registered Nurses who are in various phases of the investigation process with the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The following is what one should expect if my Nursing License is Being Investigated from start to finish: The …

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Why The BRN’s Diversion Program Doesn’t Work

Oct 27, 2010

A Year Later: Why BRN Diversion Program Doesn’t Work A few days ago I took a call from “Sarah,” a RN who was fed up with the irrational demands of California’s Nursing Diversion Program. She wanted out. Four days prior, I spoke with “Lucy,” a RN who was considering BRN Diversion Program because she didn’t want to have her license revoked. So What …

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October News: The Diversion Issue

Oct 27, 2010

NEWS ProPublica Discusses The BRN’s Diversion Program ProPublica is the public watchdog group that incited public outcry last year with their piece on the Board of Registered Nursing: Loose Reins on Nurses in the Drug Abuse Program by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica: Nov, 2009. Diversion, embraced in various forms by many regulators, is intended to protect both …

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Skeleton in your Closet?

Oct 4, 2010

No Statute of Limitations on RN DUIs… or anything else for that matter There are some skeletons hanging beside scrubs in closets around California. And the BRN doesn’t care how old they are. I just took a call this morning from an RN with a DUI from 2 years ago; it is only now coming …

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Your Money or Your RN License?

Aug 27, 2010

Your Money or Your RN License?   California has been slashing budgets- laying off teachers and police officers.  But the Board of Registered Nursing, a California State agency, has actually hired staff over the last few years.  How can the BRN increase their budget and staff while everyone else in the State has to cut …

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How Are BRN Investigations Triggered? What Type of Complaints Are Investigated?

Aug 16, 2010

BRN Investigations As one of our members said, “The California Board of Registered Nursing ( BRN’s) mission is to protect the public. In theory this is both necessary and noble. But in practice and for an agency understaffed and with limited resources, what results is harsh, uncompromising prosecution of good nurses.” This prosecution of good …

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RN Guardian Can Still Help, Even if You Have an Issue

Aug 16, 2010

 CW, Thank you for your email submission. You asked if we will  still be able to help you even though you already have an accusation against your license. The short answer is yes, we can. RNG is set up as a preventative service for career and license issues but we have the best attorneys in the state on …

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Avoid the 5 Mistakes Pam Made and Save $17 Grand

Aug 11, 2010

Avoid the 5 Mistakes Pam Made and Save $17 Grand Pam, I can’t thank you enough for your post.  For our readers at RN Guardian, I’d like to make a few comments on what Pam experienced. Her story is horrible, and the worst part is that it is so typical. She’s given us permission to …

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How a BRN Investigation is Like Totaling Your Car

Aug 11, 2010

Have you or a family member ever been in a car accident? I mean any kind of car accident… a fender bender in your kid’s school parking lot (I have) … rear-ended by someone talking on their phone (I have) … or side swiped by someone who doesn’t know how to merge? (I have). Those …

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