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How Does a Second DUI Affect My Nurse Practitioner License?

By Jennifer Coalson | Sep 30, 2019

Any DUI is considered a violation of the Nurse Practice Act because it is using alcohol in a manner that is dangerous to one’s self or others. A first time DUI misdemeanor conviction can sometimes result in a citation and fine from the Board of Registered Nursing, especially if the blood alcohol level or BAC …

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The BRN May Target Nurse Practitioners With Depression or Anxiety

By Jennifer Coalson | Sep 30, 2019

Sorry California Nurse Practitioners: Be Careful If You Have Feelings Every so often I take a phone call from a nurse that gets me so fired up I start making phone calls looking for a group to help me go up against the BRN on a broader level than just “legal license defense” for an …

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How Can the BRN Deny a Student Nurse Practitioner a License Based on a Prior DUI?

By Jennifer Coalson | Sep 4, 2019

While the majority of the calls RN Guardian receives are from nurses who have been arrested or convicted of a DUI, we also receive a high volume of calls from student nurses concerned about how a DUI will impact their ability to get their NP license upon graduation.   Many student nurses are shocked to …

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Immediate Suspension of a NP License at a Criminal Trial? What Happened to Due Process?

By Jennifer Coalson | Aug 30, 2019

I received a call from a California Nurse Practitioner the other day who had received something out of the ordinary from the Board of Registered Nursing. The document the NP received was titled:   NOTICE OF APPEARANCE AND RECOMMENDATION BY STATE LICENSING AGENCY [BRN] FOR ORDER PROHIBITING DEFENDANT FROM PRACTICING AS A LICENSED REGISTERED NURSE; …

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Nicole Valentine an Angel in Disguise

By Jennifer Coalson | Aug 14, 2019

When I got a letter from the BRN that I was under investigation, I became very devastated and was not sure where my life was heading. I cried my eyes out and then I decided to hire Ms. Nicole Valentine. She is caring, open-minded, thorough, conscientious, embracing, attentive, prompt, professional, knowledgeable, respectful and empathetic. She …

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Low Flat Fees for NP License Accusations for California Nurses with DUI’s

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 29, 2019

RN Guardian’s License Defense Program is receiving an average of 5 calls per week from nurses who have received an Accusation from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) because of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction. That means the Board is cracking down even harder and filing more of them. If you are a …

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Why Bother Having My DUI Expunged if I’m a Nurse?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 29, 2019

A criminal conviction for a Nurse Practitioner can be devastating to your career and the most common for NP’s are Driving Under the Influence, or DUI convictions.  In California, these records are automatically forwarded to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) enforcement unit and are usually followed by a formal accusation by the Board against …

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A True Guardian That Has Your Back

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 29, 2019

A false, anonymous allegation was submitted to the BRN against my license. I Received a letter from the BRN telling me I was under investigation & requested an interview to discuss said allegations. Knowing they were false I thought I’d just handle it on my own… so GLAD I DID NOT! The investigator, no matter …

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What Happens If A NP Diverts From Diversion?

By Jennifer Coalson | Jul 2, 2019

RN Guardian’s Panel Attorneys, Goyette & Associates’ have recently represented a number of Nurses who have either withdrawn or been removed from the Board of Registered Nursing’s Diversion Program. G&A attorneys have actually begun advising our clients that surrendering their license may be the best option, and we’ve been hearing that more and more frequently …

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