Board of Registered Nursing

It takes years of sacrifice and hard work to become a registered nurse.  In California, the Board of Registered Nursing is in charge of regulating the nursing profession, and that means scrutinizing every RN application, looking for “causes for denial.”  As professional licensing attorneys, we’ve talked to thousands of nurses and helped hundreds of applicants

Recently we shared our insight about the professional consequences of getting a DUI for a California registered nurse.  We wanted to share with you some recent feedback we received from a registered nurse who had the same struggles we discussed in our article:

From February 13, 2017:

“I am an RN who was convicted of

It only takes a split-second of bad judgment for a registered nurse to get behind the wheel of a car after consuming some alcohol, but the professional consequences can be severe and last a lifetime.  Any nurse with a DUI arrest can attest to the painful, humiliating consequences of being dragged before a judge and

We have successfully saved many RNs in California from license revocation after serious, lengthy Accusations were filed against them.  As a consequence of a pattern of convictions or a serious mistake, RNs often have to serve a period of probation with the Board of Registered Nursing.  The most common length of a probation term is

Investigations of alleged misconduct by California registered nurses are investigated by two agencies, either the Board of Registered Nursing, by its own investigators, or by the Division of Investigation of the Department of Consumer Affairs.  When a complaint is received by the Board, if Board enforcement believes the complaint has sufficient merit, the complaint is

Among the thousands of applicants who seek to become a registered nurse in the state of California each year, hundreds have criminal convictions or other adverse actions (such as other license discipline) of some kind in their background.  A license applicant with a criminal conviction or other adverse action typically has three obstacles to clear