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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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NP’s: Tis The Season For DUIs- What To Do if it Happens to You

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 2, 2019

I will receive dozens of phone calls over the next month from nurse practitioners who have been arrested for a DUI. The holiday parties and dinners with friends, the glasses of wine and champagne and SO MUCH FOOD and needing to be a million places at once create the perfect cocktail for disaster. Not one …

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Nurse Practitioner Accused of Diverting Medication?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jan 2, 2019

If you are a nurse practitioner and have been recently accused of diverting medication, there are only 2 scenarios: 1.) you did it 2.) you didn’t. I have seen a great deal of both and neither of the scenarios is so great for the NP.   REPORTED TO THE BRN If you have been accused …

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Nurse Practitioners with a Gross Negligence Accusation: FAQs

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 30, 2018

Q.  I am a Nurse Practitioner and I received a Gross Negligence Accusation from the BRN. Will I lose my nursing license? This is one of those answers that seems overtly self-serving, but because I am not a lawyer I can say this: you will have a much better chance of keeping your registered nursing …

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Nurse Practitioner and DUI? Here’s what happens next.

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 30, 2018

When the majority of the population gets arrested for a DUI, they can hire any DUI lawyer to represent them because the only license they are afraid of losing is their drivers’ license. It will not affect their job, as it will for a nurse practitioner. They can choose the cheapest guy, like the one …

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Nurse Practitioner License Defense Attorneys

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 7, 2018

If you are a nurse practitioner facing license discipline or investigation from the Board, the attorney you choose really matters. This may seem so obvious that it shouldn’t require an entire blog, but I often get calls from NP’s wanting a second opinion, an alternative to the attorney they first chose, or worse, wishing they …

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3 Factors For An Nurse Practitioner With A DUI

By Jennifer Coalson | Nov 7, 2018

For a Nurse Practitioner arrested for a DUI, everything happens in threes. There are three moving parts to every DUI case for a nurse: The Criminal DUI The DMV and your Driver’s License And the Board of Registered Nursing with your NP license. There are also three determining factors of the DUI that have the …

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Licensed Vocational Nurses With A DUI – How To Protect Your Nursing License.

By Jennifer Coalson | Oct 8, 2018

California Licensed Vocational Nurses with a DUI Should Call RN Guardian First! A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest is traumatic enough for the average driver but for California Licensed Vocational Nurses, it is especially devastating.  The $3500.00 fines can quadruple once the BVNPT discovers it. Your nursing license can be revoked. Your entire career …

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Accusations Against A Nurse Practitioner License – How To Protect Your License

By Jennifer Coalson | Oct 8, 2018

If you’ve received an accusation against your NP license from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), there are a few things you must know. The most important one is that you very likely won’t have your nurse practitioner license revoked or suspended, despite what it says. WHAT DOES THE ACCUSATION MEAN? An accusation against …

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