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Nicole Saved My Career

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 15, 2019

Nicole fought hard for me. She was supportive and her expertise got me a letter of Reproval! I was on the brink of getting all 19 probation stipulations and Nicole was able to get me out of it. I was convicted of a DUI with a 0.27 BAC and because of Nicole I averted probation. …

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Great Attorney

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 15, 2019

My experience with Nicole Valentine was excellent. She guided me through my case and made the process go smoothly. Nicole is very professional and replied promptly with answers to my questions and concerns. She was very straightforward regarding the difficulty of my case. And due to her legal expertise, I had a great outcome. I …

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My Nurse Practitioner License Was Revoked, Can I Petition For A Reinstatement?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If your Nurse Practitioner’s license was revoked, you can petition for reinstatement if you have met a few critical criteria: you’ve waited either 1 or 3 years, you have some evidence of rehabilitation and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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Nurses with DUIs and High Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 5, 2019

We consider a high blood alcohol content or BAC, anything above .16% and the higher the BAC is, the greater likelihood of formal RN License discipline by the BRN. In every DUI case I can think of that we have handled for our nurses who have a first DUI, with a BAC below a .15% …

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The NP License Defense Strategy That Always Fails With the BRN

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 4, 2019

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

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Nurse Practitioner Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Employer Investigation

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 4, 2019

As a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, your first clue that the Board of Registered Nursing may be getting involved with your NP license, starts with your employer placing you on administrative leave while they conduct an internal investigation into charting mistakes or missing medications. If you are a nurse practitioner who has been placed …

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Biggest Nurse Practitioner License Defense Lies On the Web

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 28, 2019

We all know there is a ton of “fake news” on the internet. Advice that pertains to an NP certification and RN license defense after an arrest or allegation of diversion is no exception. As a Nurse Practitioner, your NP certification is so much more than just your RN license, and it’s important to have …

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