As a professional member of the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), your nursing license is your livelihood. You’ve spent years serving the community and may be confident your LVN license will remain intact. Unfortunately, you found yourself in a difficult position with the BVNPT. As a result, your LVN nursing license was revoked and your world was shattered. This is not the end of the line for your nursing career. With the right help and knowledge, you can reinstate your LVN license.
Why does BVNPT revoke nursing licenses?
As a nurse, you must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the BVNPT. These include how to conduct yourself professionally inside and outside of the workplace. Unfortunately, severe issues may arise that cause your competence to be questioned and result in your license being revoked. Here are the major causes for LVN license revocations:
- Unprofessional misconduct
- Gross negligence
- Criminal convictions
Failure to perform on the job in relation to skill, learning ability, and patient care can also lead to disciplinary action such as suspension or revocation.
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How can I get my LVN license back?
Getting your license reinstated can feel like a waiting game. Once your license has been revoked, the BVNPT requires nurses to wait anywhere from 1-3 years to petition for reinstatement. After this designated time period, you are able to submit documentation to the BVNPT stating why your revoked LVN nursing license should be reconsidered.
Once the BVNPT receives your petition, your board will set a date for an administrative hearing. Here you will plead your case in person. Unfortunately, the BVNPT’s calendar can be quite full and your hearing date may be delayed for months.
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Why should I work with a nursing license defense lawyer?
Facing the BVNPT can be difficult and frightening. Not only do you have to deal with the stress of getting proper documentation, you must also appear before the board to make your case. Representing yourself while balancing the emotional exhaustion you’re experiencing leaves room for error. It can also diminish your chances of a positive outcome for your case.
Working with a knowledgeable and experienced nursing license defense attorney ensures that you present the best case and can get back to your nursing career sooner.
A competent LVN nursing license defense lawyer will build an in-depth strategy for your reinstatement before the BVNPT.
The strategy Unlock Legal takes will include:
- Handling initial investigations
- Practice and preparation for your administrative hearing
- Filing any appeals
If your PT or LVN license has been revoked, a California Professional License Defense lawyer can help. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.
Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs.