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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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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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Will Past Convictions Affect My LVN License Application?

Will Past Convictions Affect My LVN License Application

As a licensed vocational nurse, you are the lifeline for your patients. And to obtain your Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) license, you must be trustworthy and dedicated to the welfare of those in your care. Unfortunately, past convictions can cause frictions with applying for your (LVN) license. Here’s what you need
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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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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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Client Testimonial: Unlock Legal Helped Unlock My California Registered Nursing License

The medical industry is one of the largest professions in California. Registered Nurses alone account for over 400,000 licenses issued within the state. Additionally, Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians make up another 80,000 licenses. With so many licensed professionals working to protect the community, there comes a time when these same healthcare workers need a
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Case Study: Reducing a Board of Registered Nursing Professional Misconduct Settlement

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Unlock Legal, an Orange County professional license defense firm, often works with nurses who find themselves facing allegations of professional misconduct. Last year, a registered nurse hired us to represent her when an Accusation alleging incompetence, and negligence was filed against her. The nurse could have tried fighting the charges herself or take the offer
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What Kind of Disciplinary Actions Could Be Taken Against Your Nursing License?

What Kind of Disciplinary Actions Could Be Taken Against Your Nursing License?

Thinking about what can happen to your nursing license if you’re convicted of a crime can be one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the criminal trial process. When you’ve worked for years to earn your nursing license, the thought of losing your job and career over a DUI or drug conviction could be frustrating
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Will a Dui Cause My Nursing License to Be Revoked?

In short, a DUI can cause a nurse to lose their license. If you were arrested for a DUI, you may be terrified of losing your nursing license. A DUI is a violation of the Nursing Practice Act section 2762, “using any alcoholic beverages to an extent or manner dangerous or injurious to oneself, any
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