Nurses with Palm Beach International College credentials face licensing investigation in connection with the FBI's Operation Nightingale investigation into fraudulent nursing school credentials. The Florida Commission for Independent Education has withdrawn approval of and closed the Palm Beach International College after the FBI charged its owner in the fraud scandal.
Your nursing license is at risk if you hold Palm Beach International College credentials. Defend your credentials and address your related nurse licensing issues by calling 888.535.3686 or going online now. Retain the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team to defend and protect your nursing career.
Palm Beach International College Operation
Palm Beach International College in West Palm Beach, Florida, offers both a licensed practical nurse program and an associate's degree in nursing, the latter with a wide variety of course offerings. The school advertises that the Florida Board of Nursing approved its nursing programs and that the Florida Commission for Independent Education licensed the school to operate. Palm Beach International College claims spacious classrooms, a nursing skills simulation lab, a library, and an innovative and engaging program. Students must wear nursing uniforms, wear a watch with a second hand for timing during nursing duties, and comply with other strict professionalism requirements while on site. State records confirm Palm Beach International College's incorporation as a Florida limited liability company, showing Cassandre Jean as the school's proprietor in its 2023 annual report.
Palm Beach International College Credibility
Palm Beach International College surely looked to you like a credible, competitive, and conducive school at which to begin your nursing career. State approvals, attractive facilities, and a well-developed curriculum confirm the school's intention and ability to provide a nursing education qualifying you for the National Council Licensure Examination. From these and other reliable indicators, Palm Beach International College students would have had little reason to suspect any issue with their nursing education or credentials.
Palm Beach International College Credentials Charges
Florida Commission for Independent Education officials visited Palm Beach International College in early 2023 after federal officials charged its proprietor Cassandre Jean and over two dozen others with fraudulent sale of nursing credentials. The Florida Commission's closure order indicates that Ms. Jean was no longer available to operate the school because of her indictment and that the school had ceased operations. Charging documents in the criminal case against Ms. Jean and administrators connected with other Florida nursing schools allege that Ms. Jean and those others sold false credentials to nurses to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam. Those nurses obtained licenses and are working around the country. The Palm Beach International College closure order found that Ms. Jean operated Palm Beach International College “in a manner contrary to the health, education, or welfare of the public” and is “the subject of an indictment involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty, or moral turpitude.”
Palm Beach International College Licensing Impacts
State licensing officials nationwide have taken notice of the closure of Palm Beach International College and other Florida nursing schools and the criminal charges against school officials. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing urged state officials to investigate and revoke nursing licenses obtained with false credentials. Hospital industry updates showed state nursing boards nationwide responding with license disciplinary investigations and actions. The Maryland Board of Nursing placed the involved Florida nursing schools on its non-approved out-of-state nursing programs list so that graduates could not use their credentials for Maryland licensure. The Texas Board of Nursing specifically called out Palm Beach International College as one of the closed Florida nursing schools involved in the fraud scandal. Your nursing license is at risk if you hold Palm Beach International College credentials.
Palm Beach International College Education
Although the Operation Nightingale fraud scandal presents a formidable challenge, don't ignore the value of your Palm Beach International College education for your nursing career. Palm Beach International College was your point of entry into a rewarding nursing career. Your Palm Beach International College education opened doors for you to the National Council Licensure Exam and nursing employment. Your ability to pass the NCLEX proved the value of your Palm Beach International College credentials. Your nursing employment and the competent care you show your patients further prove the value of your nursing education. You have a valuable nursing career in front of you, valuable not only to you but also to your family, community, patients, and employer.
Defending Palm Beach International College Credentials
Fortunately, you have the opportunity to fight for and defend your Palm Beach International College credentials through your state's administrative licensing procedures. You have a constitutional right to due process when the state threatens to revoke your nursing license. When you retain skilled and experienced nursing license defense attorney representation, your Lento Law Firm attorney team can strategically invoke your rights through the state's protective procedures. The nationwide Professional License Defense Team can answer the charges while helping you gather evidence to prove the legitimacy of your Palm Beach International College credentials. Your attorney team can communicate and negotiate with state licensing officials, attend conferences and hearings to present your defense, and appeal any adverse results. State nursing boards have taken different approaches to these credentials issues. Each case is unique. You may have a strong and clear defense, or your defense team may be able to negotiate appropriate relief to save your nursing license and career.
Palm Beach International College Credentials Defense
Premier defense services are available to address your Palm Beach International College credentials issues. When you retain the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team and national professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento, you get the help of attorneys who have successfully defended hundreds of students and professionals nationwide. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now for the help you need for your best possible outcome.