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

By Jennifer Coalson | May 24, 2017

Appeal the denial! There are probably one of four reasons your RN license was denied during the initial application: you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, you didn’t disclose a conviction when you should have, you are applying for endorsement with past out of state license discipline or you had another license that …

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Letter from the BRN?

By Jennifer Coalson | May 24, 2017

If you received a letter from the BRN, it is either because you’ve received notice you are being licensed as a Registered Nurse, it is time to renew your RN license, or there is trouble brewing. The California Board of Registered Nursing really only sends out mail for the following reasons: confirmation of licensure renewal …

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Can You Have a DUI and be a Nurse?

By Jennifer Coalson | May 16, 2017

It is amazing how many searches there are on Google for “can you have a DUI and be a nurse?” While I can only speak to prospective nurses in California, the answer is YES! In fact, we have helped thousands of nurses get and keep their RN licenses, following a DUI. The Board of Registered …

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Don’t Call The BRN for Legal Advice Regarding Your RN License

By Jennifer Coalson | May 16, 2017

Please Do Not Call The BRN for Legal Advice Regarding Your RN License The Board of Registered Nursing cannot give legal advice, so please do not call them for advice on legal matters that may impact your RN license; here is a recent example. RN Guardian had a potential client call us regarding a required …

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4 Registered Nurses with DUI Case Examples

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 26, 2017

According to the California Board of Registered Nursing, there were 4374 RNs with convictions reported to the BRN in 2016; my guess is that most of those were Registered Nurses with DUI. We represented many of them and here are 3 examples of the outcomes of their cases. Registered Nurses with DUI # 1 In …

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Participation In BRN Investigation Interview Is No Longer Optional

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 19, 2017

  If you are a RN and have received a letter, phone call, email or if an BRN investigator from DCA shows up on your door step, know that you will not have the option to decline participation in the interview. That is NOT to say that you are not still entitled to representation, and …

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The RN License Defense Attorney Who Gets It

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 4, 2017

Any California Registered nurse who finds themselves in need of an RN License defense attorney to represent them before the BRN, should be looking for a few critical things: An attorney with BRN and RN License defense experience. This is the most important. A RN License defense attorney who has handled a case like yours. BRN …

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RN under investigation? BRN Investigators May Show Up at Your Door

By Jennifer Coalson | Apr 4, 2017

If you are a California Registered Nurse under investigation by the BRN, you may have no idea until a BRN Investigator shows up at your front door. This is a new strategy for the Board of Registered nursing, the surprise attack! If you are reading this, the investigator has probably already shown up, or you …

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Biggest RN License Defense Lies On the Web

By Jennifer Coalson | Mar 29, 2017

Biggest RN License Defense Lies On the Web We all know there is a ton of “fake news” on the internet and advice that pertains to RN license defense after an arrest or allegation of diversion, is no exception. Following is a list of the few biggest lies regarding RN license defense and BRN disciplinary …

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