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The state nursing board has no jurisdiction over these matters

Last month, we wrote a blog post discussing several types of complaints that fall within the territory of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Since that post, we have received several inquiries asking about other matters that may or may not threaten a registered nurse's license to practice in the state.

Types of complaints that fall within the board's jurisdiction

As we have stated before in our blog, you cannot please everyone all the time. Someone can file a complaint against you for even the most minor perceived offense, putting your hard-won nursing license at risk. It is always important to keep nursing license defense in mind if a person complains, but it is also important to understand what kind of complaints fall within the California Board of Registered Nursing's (BRN) jurisdiction.

Overcoming issues that puts your nursing license at risk

It seems as if nurses and other medical practitioners in the state of California are losing their licenses at an alarming rate. This can make all nurses worry about protecting their careers. An unfortunate byproduct of this worry is that it can take the joy out of one's work and may even cause them to lose focus while performing employment duties.

Nursing license defense: Understanding disciplinary terminology

Anytime a California registered nurse faces a disciplinary action, it must always be considered a threat to your license. Like any real threat, developing a strategic response is critical. You worked hard to acquire your license and protecting your career is a top priority. In order to accomplish this, understanding the disciplinary terms you may hear or read during an investigation is crucial.

Unprofessional conduct may cost you your nursing license

Most of the threats to your nursing license are obvious offenses or violations of legal boundaries. Diversion of drugs, falsifying records or abusing patients all commonly cost nurses their licenses. However, most of these behaviors are easy to avoid with some common sense. Unfortunately, some grounds for losing your nursing license are far more subjective and may create room for unfair license revocation.

9 medical providers suspended for fraud in California

Nine medical providers have been suspended for fraud in the state of California. The state workers' compensation department issued the suspensions. The suspension prevents the medical providers from participating in the state's workers' compensation program. The nine suspensions brings the total this year in the state to 94 people. All of the suspensions came in large part to the passing of the State Assembly Bill 1244.

Informal vs formal nursing board hearings

Holding a nursing license is required no matter where you want to work as a nurse in the country and California is no different. You will go through quite a bit of education, studying, testing and reviews in order to acquire the license. There are two reasons for you to protect your license; for the health and safety of your patients and for your own ethics.

Indictment handed down for former nursing home worker

Three felony charges have been handed down on a former nursing home employee who was arrested back in June. The former employee is accused of sexually assaulting a resident at the nursing home where he worked, the Washington Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. The defendant has issued not guilty pleas to all three felonies against him.

All about nursing licensure and the Nurse Practice Act

Acquiring a nursing license is an important part of a person's process toward becoming an employee somewhere in the medical field. All nurses must acquire a license in order to work for a doctor's office, a hospital or any other medical entity. The license must be valid in order to practice. It can be suspended or revoked after a hearing in front of an administrative board.

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