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IN THE NEWS

Undisclosed DUI Conviction Can Show Up On Live Scan Fingerprinting

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 14, 2019

The BRN means it when they say that Nurse Practitioners must disclose a DUI conviction to them in 30 days. Failure to do so is considered unprofessional conduct and while we have been able to get around this in the past, it appears the BRN is cracking down. With the new BRN requirements for nurses …

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License Saver!

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 8, 2019

With a DUI, as an RN in CA, the BRN can be a nightmare. Those people are not RN friends, as a matter a fact, they will try to trick you to enroll to a “Diversion Program” which is designed to ruin you, or just flat out ruin your career. BRN will make sure that …

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Nurses with DUIs and High Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 5, 2019

We consider a high blood alcohol content or BAC, anything above .16% and the higher the BAC is, the greater likelihood of formal RN License discipline by the BRN. In every DUI case I can think of that we have handled for our nurses who have a first DUI, with a BAC below a .15% …

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The NP License Defense Strategy That Always Fails With the BRN

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 4, 2019

Two NPs recently contacted me when it was too late to help them and they have either had, or are going to have, their Nurse Practitioner licenses revoked because they employed the worst legal defense strategy ever. I get it… BRN action is scary, so the ostrich defense of burying your head in the sand …

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Nurse Practitioner Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Employer Investigation

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 4, 2019

As a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, your first clue that the Board of Registered Nursing may be getting involved with your NP 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 practitioner who has been placed …

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Biggest Nurse Practitioner License Defense Lies On the Web

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 28, 2019

We all know there is a ton of “fake news” on the internet. Advice that pertains to an NP certification and RN license defense after an arrest or allegation of diversion is no exception. As a Nurse Practitioner, your NP certification is so much more than just your RN license, and it’s important to have …

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NP’s: Tis The Season For DUIs- What To Do if it Happens to You

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 2, 2019

I will receive dozens of phone calls over the next month from nurse practitioners who have been arrested for a DUI. The holiday parties and dinners with friends, the glasses of wine and champagne and SO MUCH FOOD and needing to be a million places at once create the perfect cocktail for disaster. Not one …

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Nurse Practitioner Accused of Diverting Medication?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 2, 2019

If you are a nurse practitioner 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 is so great for the NP.   REPORTED TO THE BRN If you have been accused …

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Nurse Practitioners with a Gross Negligence Accusation: FAQs

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 30, 2018

Q.  I am a Nurse Practitioner and I received a Gross Negligence Accusation from the BRN. Will I lose my nursing license? This is one of those answers that seems overtly self-serving, but because I am not a lawyer I can say this: you will have a much better chance of keeping your registered nursing …

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Nurse Practitioner and DUI? Here’s what happens next.

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 30, 2018

When the majority of the population gets arrested for a DUI, they can hire any DUI lawyer to represent them because the only license they are afraid of losing is their drivers’ license. It will not affect their job, as it will for a nurse practitioner. They can choose the cheapest guy, like the one …

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Nurse Practitioner License Defense Attorneys

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 7, 2018

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 …

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3 Factors For An Nurse Practitioner With A DUI

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 7, 2018

For a Nurse Practitioner arrested for a DUI, everything happens in threes. There are three moving parts to every DUI case for a nurse: The Criminal DUI The DMV and your Driver’s License And the Board of Registered Nursing with your NP license. There are also three determining factors of the DUI that have the …

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