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Saved My Career

By Jennifer Coalson | Jun 17, 2019

Nicole Valentine saved my career! I was arrested for a DUI with an accident and the BRN offered me all 19 stipulations with a 3-year probation. I was very skeptical about going to trial. I was afraid I would spend money and time end up with the same outcome. Nicole was always positive and made …

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Nurse Practitioners with DUIs and High Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

By Jennifer Coalson | Jun 4, 2019

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

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My Nurse Practitioner License Was Revoked, Can I Petition For Reinstatement?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jun 4, 2019

If your Nurse Practitioner’s license was revoked, you can petition for reinstatement if you have met a few critical criteria: you’ve waited either 1 or 3 years, you have some evidence of rehabilitation and you have continued with your CE courses. Nurse Practitioners will lose their NP licenses for 2 reasons: They voluntarily surrender the …

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What Do I Do if My NP License Application Was Denied?

By Jennifer Coalson | May 28, 2019

Ever wondered what you can do if your NP license application is denied? Appeal the denial! There are probably one of four reasons your NP license was denied during the initial application to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians: You have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony You didn’t disclose a conviction …

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Applying for a NP License With a Dismissed or Expunged Conviction

By Jennifer Coalson | May 28, 2019

If you are applying for a NP license and have a past arrest that was “dismissed” by the courts, you probably still have to disclose it to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Disclosure of a dismissed court case is a very murky, grey area of law and one that you have to get right …

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Best Lawyer to Deal with BRN

By Jennifer Coalson | May 28, 2019

I retained with Nicole for disclosure to BRN and she did a wonderful job guiding me through this process. There was no stone left unturned and my disclosure letter was refined and completed under her direction. Her guidance can save your License. Just call Goyette associates and retain Nicole.

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My Nurse Practitioner License Was Revoked, Can I Petition For A Reinstatement?

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 14, 2019

If your Nurse Practitioner’s license was revoked, you can petition for reinstatement if you have met a few critical criteria: you’ve waited either 1 or 3 years, you have some evidence of rehabilitation and you have continued with your CE courses. Registered nurses will lose their NP licenses for 2 reasons: They voluntarily surrender the …

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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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