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Department of Consumer Affairs Fraud Scam Alert

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 7, 2020

View the original DCA Fraud Scam Alert here. An attempted fraud scheme is currently targeting licensees of the Department of Consumer Affair’s boards and bureaus, including the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians. Scam artists are identifying themselves as DCA, board, or bureau staff members or investigators and …

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Legislation to Keep an Eye On: HR6139/S.3475- The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 27, 2020

HR6139/S.3475: The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act On March 23, 2020, National Nurses United sent a petition to the United States Congress demanding that Congress ensure that nurses and healthcare workers are immediately given protections needed to avoid exposure to COVID-19.  The push for passing this legislation comes from hospitals across the country having …

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Nurse and Patient Protection Recommendations Regarding COVID-19

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 27, 2020

As COVID-19 developments change day-to-day, nurses and healthcare professionals need to be informed on developing guidance and recommendations for protective measures to be taken. This blog post will outline precautionary and protective elements, the new Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) guidance as of March 10, 2020, and National Nurses United’s recommendations (“NNU”). NNU has published …

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California Nurses Know Your Rights

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 27, 2020

The info below is all collected from the National Nurses United website and infographics: California Nurses Know Your Rights: Protections at Work for COVID-19 Nurses and healthcare workers have a fundamental right to a safe and healthy workplace, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19 should be no exception. Full protection of healthcare workers is a …

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What You Need To Know If You’re A Nursing Student Denied Your License

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 17, 2020

RN Guardian is dedicated to handling cases from nurses and nursing students who may be experiencing issues with their license. If you are a student who has received a denial of your license, then you likely know that you must appeal to just GET your license before you can begin work as a registered nurse. …

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“Best Outcome Ever!” – Professional License Reinstated

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 4, 2020

“I hired Nicole to help me with reinstatement of my professional license. I needed someone with experience with Administrative hearings as my original hearing with a criminal defense lawyer didn’t go good at all. I found Nicole and she was great, she explained and knew the process and I felt very prepared of what to …

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“Beyond Grateful” – Case Closed After Two Years

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 4, 2020

“I am beyond grateful and blessed to have been able to find Nicole and have her help me deal with a complaint made from an employer to the Board of Nursing. I’m so glad I was able to find someone who specialized in protecting nurses and to see how professional, kind, and compassionate she was …

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Applying for a License with an Old Conviction?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 31, 2020

If you are applying for a new RN or LVN license with a prior conviction that’s more than 7 years old, you may want to hold off until July 2020. A new law AB 2138 passed, but does not take effect, until July 1, 2020, that closes a HUGE loophole in the existing policy for …

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Can My Inactive Nursing License Be Disciplined?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 31, 2020

Nurses who hold multiple licenses in various states, or who have both LVN and RN licenses, often assume that if the license is inactive they don’t have to report convictions, worry about investigations or be concerned about license discipline. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Any nursing license, active or not, can be investigated and …

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