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Nicole Valentine an Angel in Disguise

By Jennifer Coalson | Aug 14, 2019

When I got a letter from the BRN that I was under investigation, I became very devastated and was not sure where my life was heading. I cried my eyes out and then I decided to hire Ms. Nicole Valentine. She is caring, open-minded, thorough, conscientious, embracing, attentive, prompt, professional, knowledgeable, respectful and empathetic. She …

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Low Flat Fees for NP License Accusations for California Nurses with DUI’s

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 29, 2019

RN Guardian’s License Defense Program is receiving an average of 5 calls per week from nurses who have received an Accusation from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) because of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction. That means the Board is cracking down even harder and filing more of them. If you are a …

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Why Bother Having My DUI Expunged if I’m a Nurse?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 29, 2019

A criminal conviction for a Nurse Practitioner can be devastating to your career and the most common for NP’s are Driving Under the Influence, or DUI convictions.  In California, these records are automatically forwarded to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) enforcement unit and are usually followed by a formal accusation by the Board against …

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A True Guardian That Has Your Back

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 29, 2019

A false, anonymous allegation was submitted to the BRN against my license. I Received a letter from the BRN telling me I was under investigation & requested an interview to discuss said allegations. Knowing they were false I thought I’d just handle it on my own… so GLAD I DID NOT! The investigator, no matter …

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What Happens If A NP Diverts From Diversion?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 2, 2019

RN Guardian’s Panel Attorneys, Goyette & Associates’ have recently represented a number of Nurses who have either withdrawn or been removed from the Board of Registered Nursing’s Diversion Program.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 we’ve been hearing that more and more frequently …

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DID YOU GIVE UP YOUR LICENSE AND WANT IT BACK?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 2, 2019

How To Petition the Board of Nursing for Reinstatement of NP License There are many reasons why a nurse may surrender his or her Nurse Practitioner License, but the catalyst is usually some disciplinary action from the Board of Nursing (BRN). I’ll use one of my case studies as an example: Nurse Lisa* has decided …

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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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