RN to NP license on probation

  1. Has anyone received their NP license while on disciplinary with their RN licenses? I graduated with my FNP and currently an active RN in California but is on probation by BRN. I sent my application in for NP and furnishing license and wondering will they hold it back being that I am currently on probation or since I obtain active RN license will they approve them being that they are both from BRN?
    Last edit by theresadavis32 on Jun 17, '16
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  3. by   sailornurse
    Quote from theresadavis32
    Has anyone received their NP license while on disciplinary with their RN licenses? I graduated with my FNP and currently an active RN in California but is on probation by BRN. I sent my application in for NP and furnishing license and wondering will they hold it back being that I am currently on probation or since I obtain active RN license will they approve them being that they are both from BRN?
    Welcome to AN, I see this is your first post. In all states if you are under discipline for the RN license you will NOT be able to get the NP license since you must have an "unencumbered RN license" to practice as NP. But you need to contact the Cali BON. The NP licenses is linked to the RN license.
  4. by   theresadavis32
    I met someone who is on probation and has her NP and is currently working. although, she did not obtain her NP while on probation she had her NP long before, was revoked and had it reinstated. May her situation is different but I thought ill ask. I sent out the application for my license and scheduled my test for certification. In Cali, we do not have to be certified to get our license. But I will keep in touch and let you know what happens. Thank you! Oh, yea...and I have called for an update on my application status and tey said they do not see anything stating a hold on my application, but as I said, I'll let you know. It takes about 3 months process, they are so behind processing. thanks again.
  5. by   theresadavis32
    they denied the license, so, I request an appeal. I am off probation Jan 2017. I applied for early termination of probation however, they are so behind that you usually only get out about 1 month ahead of your time. i'll keep you updated with the appeal.
  6. by   adammRN
    Would you share what the probation is for?
  7. by   matthdrn
    I think in most cases you need an active RN license in the state you want to practice as an NP in. Good luck.
  8. by   BostonFNP
    I don't know any state that will allow you to either obtain an APN license while on a restricted RN license or work on an APN license with a revoked RN license.

    From the CA BON:

    IV. REPORTING PRIOR CONVICTIONS OR DISCIPLINE AGAINST LICENSES/CERTIFICATES
    Applicants are required under law to report all misdemeanor and felony convictions. "Driving under the influence"
    convictions must be reported. Convictions must be reported even if they have been adjudicated, dismissed or expunged
    or even if a court ordered diversion program has been completed under the Penal Code or under Article 5 of the Vehicle
    Code. Also, all disciplinary action against an applicant's nurse practitioner, registered nurse, practical nurse, vocational
    nurse or other health care related license or certificate must be reported. Also any fine, infraction, or traffic violation over
    $1,000.00 must be reported.
    Failure to report prior convictions or disciplinary action is considered falsification of application and is grounds
    for denial of licensure/certification or revocation of license/certificate.
    When reporting prior convictions or disciplinary action, applicants are required to provide a full written explanation of:
    circumstances surrounding the arrest(s), conviction(s), and/or disciplinary action(s); the date of incident(s), conviction(s)
    or disciplinary action(s); specific violation(s) (cite section of law if convicted), court location or jurisdiction, sanctions or
    penalties imposed and completion dates. Provide certified copies of arrest and court documents and for disciplinary
    proceedings against any license as a RN or any health-care related license; include copies of state board
    determinations/decisions, citations and letters of reprimand.
    NOTE: For drug and alcohol convictions include documents that indicate blood alcohol content (BAC) and sobriety date.
    To make a determination in these cases, the Board considers the nature and severity of the offense, additional
    subsequent acts, recency of acts or crimes, compliance with court sanctions, and evidence of rehabilitation.
  9. by   LaraRN86
    What is your probation for?
  10. by   VinoLover2030
    Im guessing your best bet is to reapply once your probation is cleared. I would talk to your lawyer or your investigator. See how that works out. I would definately appeal but I believe most have said that they want you to be atlas 1/2 done before attempt to get probation dropped back to sooner
  11. by   Suezee2
    I would not reveal. No ones business,

    unkess you private message and feel 100% comfortable doing so.
    Last edit by Suezee2 on Oct 15, '16 : Reason: Additional mistake
  12. by   VinoLover2030
    How is everything coming?

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