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Why is Nurses’ Week 2021 so Important?

Why is Nurses' Week 2021 so Important_

With Nurses’ Week starting May 6, now is the best time to say thank you to nurses everywhere. Day in and day out, nurses are dedicated to protecting our community – especially in the last year. As more people entered ICUs and hospitals needing one-on-one attention from staff, nurses put on their capes and took
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Common Causes of Board of Registered Nursing Disciplinary Action

Common Causes of Board of Registered Nursing Disciplinary Action

As a registered nurse, many people depend on your knowledge and integrity. With so many eyes on you at all times, the pressure to perform can be overwhelming and the risk of making mistakes can be extremely high. One small slip-up can result in disciplinary action from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and put
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New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

This year, California government officials have introduced several new bills that could impact the licensure of registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses. Some of these were already adopted in January of this year. However, many of the professional license laws will be enacted as early as July 2021. Here are the major California State Assembly
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What happens if a nurse is convicted of a DUI?

What happens if a nurse is convicted of a DUI?

As a registered nurse, you are dedicated to protecting and saving the lives of your patients. However, sometimes you need a lifeline of your own. You may live a carefree life outside of the hospital or clinic, but if one of those exciting nights ends in a DUI, your nursing career could be in trouble.
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What Should I Do If My Medical License is Under Investigation?

A local doctor’s medical license is currently under fire for reporting to traffic court from his surgery room. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Green, appeared on a Zoom call with a California judge while inside an operating room.  Major concerns of safety have been brought up because a patient was also inside the room. Green did
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How to Apply for My Professional Nursing License

How to Apply for My Professional Nursing License

Nursing is one of the largest growing professions in California. With the need for more assistance in medical facilities, more residents are seeking to obtain their nursing licenses. If you are ready to start your healthcare career, here’s what you can expect from the process of applying for your professional license. Applying for California Nursing
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Will My Record Impact My Professional License Application?

Will My Record Impact My Professional License Application?

After years of preparation, you are ready to finally start your professional career. However, it’s important to note that mistakes made in your past can threaten your future. No matter your designated industry, these criminal convictions can leave lasting impacts. Here’s how your record can impact your professional license application.  Causes of Professional License Denial
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When Should You Hire a Medical License Lawyer?

when should your hire a medical license lawyer

Frontline jobs have grown in demand as many California professionals look to pivot their careers. Unfortunately, issues with your current and new licensing board can prevent you from starting your life as a nurse or physician’s assistant. Although it may seem like a good idea to try and resolve these issues yourself, managing licensing investigations
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Case Study: Expunging Criminal Records for California Nurse

Many of our clients come to us at Unlock Legal because they have one pressing issue that needs to be resolved. Then they move on with their lives and their career as licensed professionals in California. But sometimes, we have clients who need our help for various reasons – all stemming from one criminal conviction
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Case Study: Fighting for Letter of Public Reprimand To Protect a California Nurse

Many of our nursing clients come to us after receiving notice from their licensing boards. In one specific case, a California nurse came to us after being accused of unprofessional conduct and negligence for an incident she was not involved in. Knowing how to handle the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), our experienced license
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