If you have received an accusation from the Board of Registered Nursing or are concerned that it might happen, it’s imperative to be proactive in protecting your license. Your number one goal is to safeguard your career from work-related issues, convictions, and other issues that can trigger a BRN accusation against you. RN Guardian can help with adequate support and resources to ease your stress during this time. Below is a detailed explanation of BRN accusations, how to protect your nursing license, legal costs, and more.

What is a BRN Accusation, and What Does it Mean?

The Accusation is a formal, detailed legal document outlining the reasons why the Board of Registered Nursing is seeking disciplinary action against your nursing license. The accusation has 2 essential deadlines for you to meet and failure to do so can result in the automatic revocation of your license and will jeopardize your career. It also states that your license will be revoked, but this is not necessarily true. We have a +98% success rate in keeping our client’s licenses from being revoked. Receiving an Accusation from the Board of Registered Nursing can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, especially if you feel that there might be a chance that you will lose your license. There are critical deadlines to meet and many tasks to complete to secure your future. You want to make sure that you carefully read the document and keep it in a safe place to keep track of all the information provided and to have on hand when you speak to an attorney. 

First, you should seek legal help immediately. RN Guardian is here to help every step of the way. Our legal experts will give you the best legal advice and support to ensure each task and deadline is filed on time. Our legal professionals will help you complete and file the Notice of Defense Discovery portions and help you prepare for your hearing. Some of the reasons why you might receive an Accusation from the BRN include

  • Work-related complaints
  • Conviction of criminal offense related to drugs 
  • DUI Conviction
  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Incompetence or gross negligence
  • Furnishing false information
  • Missing Medication

How Can I Protect My License and What Are the Necessary Steps to Take?

You might feel that the Accusation is not a hundred percent true and nervous that you won’t have the opportunity to prove your case. Your license will not be revoked if you have adequate legal support and complete each task within the required timeframe. Our team has defended thousands of cases with a 98% success rate. We are here to help you with the best legal support. Here are some helpful steps and information below to help save your license. 

  • Don’t speak to an investigator or sign anything without legal representation. This could cause harm to your case. That’s why it’s crucial to obtain legal help right away.
  • We will review the accusation thoroughly with you so you understand the causes for action and evidence against you and we will explain the potential outcomes. ..
  • One of the most important steps is to file the ‘notice of defense’ by the due date, no later. The notice of defense is the only way to defend your license and should be filled out thoroughly with an attorney to ensure it’s completed and filed on time. The BRN will take action if you fail to file the notice of defense and will find you in default. In the end, without the notice of defense, you will lose your chance at a hearing. 
  • The next step is the discovery portion. This part is very important as well and should not be overlooked. Discovery is simply the evidence each party has in the case, but you only have a limited time to request and submit discovery. Your attorney will request the evidence against you and will prepare all the evidence that you will need to submit to protect your license. 
  • After the notice of defense and discovery section is complete and filed, our legal team will help you prepare for a settlement or prepare for your hearing.

Will I Lose My License if I Get a DUI?

There’s a way to save your license. You’ll need two different attorneys. RN Guardian will provide both a DUI attorney and an RN License defense attorney to defend your case successfully. Our RN license Attorneys have a 98% success rate in license retention for first-time DUIs and a 90% rate in defending nurses with more than one DUI.

How Much Does it Cost to Get Legal Help and Support From RN Guardian?

We are different from other law firms and save you from paying an enormous amount of money. Most law firms have retainer fees of $20,000 or more. Yikes! Your accusation is stressful enough. Why add on the stress of paying a large sum of money for legal help when you don’t have to? It’s best to do your research and read reviews to ensure the attorneys assigned to your case are the right fit and have the experience needed. Our membership is a low flat fee that you pay monthly or yearly. There’s no fine print. You receive resources, ultimate legal help, and advice. We offer different options for a low flat fee, including

  • RN/LVN Plan
  • Self Help
  • Student Plan

You are not alone! RN Guardian is here to help! Get peace of mind and download our guide to protect your license against accusations.