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Did You Receive a Letter from the BVNPT? It Could Be Something to Worry About.

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 30, 2018

Did you receive a letter from the board? The Board of Vocational Nurses & Psychiatric Technicians sends out very few written letters to licensed vocational nurses. You may receive the notice that your license is up for renewal. That’s fine… this one is nothing to worry about. Basically, anything else that you receive from the …

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License Investigation Tactics Used by the BVNPT.

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 30, 2018

A True Story… I don’t remember looking for anything exactly, but was surfing the web and came across a slideshow regarding LVN license protection. One of the main points it made was that the state regulatory boards for nursing often prefer nurses to NOT have professional legal representation when dealing with them. The slideshow went …

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Withdrawing From the BVNPT’s Diversion or Intervention Program

By Jennifer Coalson | Jun 28, 2018

Joining the BVNPT’s Diversion or Intervention Program is voluntary, so it makes sense that you can also withdraw from the Diversion program at any time, right? Of course, but not without serious consequences. Why Nurses Join Diversion Nurses join Diversion or Intervention for a number of reasons: they were diverting medication from their employer and …

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My Nursing License Is Being Investigated By The BVNPT

By Jennifer Coalson | Jun 27, 2018

What Can I Expect? What is the Process? I am asked this question multiple times a day; mostly from Licensed Vocational Nurses who are in various phases of the investigation process with the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The following is what one should expect if your nursing license is being investigated …

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New Trends in Live Scan Fingerprinting Can Cause Undisclosed DUI Convictions to Appear on LVN Renewal

By Jennifer Coalson | May 29, 2018

With the new Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) requirements for LVNs to re-submit Live Scan fingerprints, many nurses are realizing there is a hidden skeleton in their closet: an undisclosed DUI they thought couldn’t affect their career. They are now looking for answers about how to disclose the DUI and save their …

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The LVN License Defense Strategy That ALWAYS Fails With the BVNPT

By Jennifer Coalson | May 29, 2018

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

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Biggest LVN License Defense Lies On the Web

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 30, 2018

We all know there is a ton of “fake news” on the internet. Advice that pertains to an LVN license defense after an arrest or allegation of diversion is no exception. Follow below as we discuss a few of the biggest lies regarding LVN license defense and BVNPT (Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians) …

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What is a BVNPT Hearing and Do I Have to Go?

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 30, 2018

There are two types of BVNPT hearings: one is like Law and Order, the other is more like being a contestant on Chopped. The type of BVNPT hearing you will have to attend will depend upon what the BVNPT is disciplining you for or what you are requesting. When the BVNPT Hearing is Like Law …

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LVN License Application with a Past Conviction

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 27, 2018

Are you filling out your LVN License Application with a past conviction? It’s that time of year again, classes are wrapping up and student nurses are getting ready to fill out their LVN license applications when they realize that they must disclose a past conviction to the BVNPT. This always causes a bit of panic, …

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