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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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Nurse Practitioner Under Investigation by the BRN

By Jennifer Coalson | Sep 10, 2018

For any nurse, finding out that you are under investigation by the BRN is a terrifying experience. Your RN license is what enables you to work, but for nurse practitioners, your NP certification is so much more! Being a nurse practitioner is not just a career, it is who you are and what defines you. …

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Don’t Call The BVNPT for Legal Advice Regarding Your LVN License

By Jennifer Coalson | Sep 10, 2018

This is very important! Please do NOT call the BVNPT for legal advice regarding your LVN license! The Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians cannot give legal advice, so please do not call them for advice on legal matters that may impact your LVN license; here is a recent example. RN Guardian had a …

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Did You Receive a Letter from the BVNPT? It Could Be Something to Worry About.

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 30, 2018

Did you receive a letter from the board? The Board of Vocational Nurses & Psychiatric Technicians sends out very few written letters to licensed vocational nurses. You may receive the notice that your license is up for renewal. That’s fine… this one is nothing to worry about. Basically, anything else that you receive from the …

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