Suncoast College of Health is among the Florida nursing schools that the FBI's Operation Nightingale criminal charges have implicated in the fraudulent nursing school credentials scandal. The State of Florida has withdrawn Suncoast College of Health approval, closing the school's operation.
These state and federal actions put your nursing license at risk if you hold Suncoast College of Health credentials. Retain the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team to defend your Suncoast College of Health credentials. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now to address your nurse licensing issues.
Suncoast College of Health Operation
Suncoast College of Health in Bradenton, Florida, founded in 2004, offers both a practical nursing program and an RN-to-BSN bridge bachelor's degree program. Suncoast College of Health maintains several classrooms and a simulation lab while also offering much instruction online. Suncoast College of Health advertises its Florida Board of Nursing approval, Florida Commission for Independent Education licensure, and Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools accreditation. The College also offers academic counseling, career services, tutoring, and other supportive services for its students. State records show the College's original incorporation in 2004 as Quality Health Care Training Academy. The Florida Commission for Independent Education licensed the College under that name while recognizing its assumed name Suncoast College of Health.
Suncoast College of Health Credibility
Students examining Suncoast College of Health's website, facilities, and curriculum would have had no cause for concern over the school's credibility. Suncoast College of Health's state board approval, state commission licensure, and national accreditation would have confirmed the school's credibility. When you chose Suncoast College of Health, you enrolled at a school that had qualified many graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination and for state licensure. You had good reason to trust that your Suncoast College of Health education would lead to a rewarding nursing career without question over the validity of your credentials.
Suncoast College of Health Credentials Charges
Criminal fraud charges in early 2023 against Suncoast College of Health proprietor Reynoso Seide caused Florida Commission for Independent Education officials to visit and investigate the College. The investigation resulted in the Commission's finding that Mr. Seide had operated Suncoast College of Health “in a manner contrary to the health, education, or welfare of the public” while “the subject of an indictment involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty, or moral turpitude.” The criminal charges that triggered the Commission's visit, investigation, and finding do not mention Suncoast College of Health. But those charges do allege that Suncoast's proprietor Mr. Seide committed fraud related to the sale of fake nursing school credentials used for the National Council Licensure Exam, state nursing licensure, and nursing employment.
Suncoast College of Health Licensing Impacts
Unfortunately, your Suncoast College of Health credentials place you at risk of losing your nursing license or failing to qualify for a new license. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has applauded state officials for following Operation Nightingale by investigating and revoking the licenses of nurses with false credentials. State nursing boards nationwide have suspended and revoked licenses relating to the scandal. Even though the federal charges did not name Suncoast College of Health, the Maryland Board of Nursing specifically placed Suncoast College of Health on its non-approved out-of-state nursing programs list to prevent its graduates from using their credentials for Maryland licensure. Similarly, the Texas Board of Nursing has specifically listed Suncoast College of Health among the closed Florida nursing schools involved in the fraud scandal. Suncoast College of Health graduates are on the radar of nursing license officials nationwide.
Suncoast College of Health Education Value
In all this challenging news, do not overlook or diminish the value of your Suncoast College of Health education. Suncoast College of Health was your starting point for a rewarding career in nursing. You may have used your Suncoast College of Health education to gain entry into other nursing programs and earn other nursing degrees. You also depended on your Suncoast College of Health education to qualify for the National Council Licensure Exam and state licensure. Your passing the NCLEX proves the value of your Suncoast College of Health credentials. Your employer doubtless recognizes your competence to practice nursing, and your patients doubtless appreciate your competent and compassionate nursing care. Your family and community also benefit from your nursing practice. You have to know the value of what you have before you can take a strategic approach to protecting it.
Defending Suncoast College of Health Credentials
The state in which you gained your nursing license maintains administrative procedures giving you a fair chance of fighting to keep your license. States generally cannot deprive a person of substantial liberty and property interests without due process of law. Your nursing license represents a substantial property and liberty interest, which is just another way of saying that your nursing career has great value to you. Your best way to invoke those state administrative procedures on your behalf is to retain skilled and experienced nursing license defense attorney representation. State administrative procedures are complex. Don't attempt to navigate those procedures on your own or with inexperienced and unqualified local counsel. Instead, your experienced professional license defense attorney can help you answer the charges, gather evidence proving the legitimacy of your Suncoast College of Health credentials, and communicate and negotiate with state licensing officials. Your license defense attorney can also attend hearings to cross-examine the state's witnesses while presenting your defense case. If you have already suffered license revocation, your retained attorney may appeal and pursue other remedies.
Premier Suncoast College of Health Credentials Defense
Retain the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team and national professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento for the premier defense representation you need to address your Suncoast College of Health credentials issues. The Lento Law Firm team has helped hundreds of students and professionals nationwide. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now.