Criminal fraud charges related to the FBI's Operation Nightingale have implicated a Techni-Pro Institute staff member in the fraudulent nursing school credentials scandal. As a consequence, Florida state officials have found that Techni-Pro Institute has failed to comply with state rules, and the school has temporarily ceased operations.
Federal criminal charges and state administrative actions have called into question the credibility of your Techni-Pro Institute nursing credentials. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now to retain the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team to address your nurse licensing issues related to your Techni-Pro Institute nursing credentials.
Techni-Pro Institute Operation
Techni-Pro Institute, located in Boca Raton, Florida, offers a practical nursing program and associate's and bachelor's degree programs in nursing. Techni-Pro Institute offers on-site programs under Florida Board of Nursing approval and Florida Commission for Independent Education licensure. Techni-Pro Institute also offers substantial online instruction, creating greater access to nursing education. Techni-Pro Institute specifically advertises that it prepares its graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination. Florida state records show that Gilbert Hyppolite, who remained the school's manager into 2023, formed Techni-Pro Institute in 2009 as a Florida limited liability company. Techni-Pro Institute thus has a history of providing access to qualified nursing education inside and outside the State of Florida. Techni-Pro Institute also meets Better Business Bureau standards.
Techni-Pro Institute Credibility
Students examining Techni-Pro Institute's state approval and licensure, advertising, and curriculum would have had good cause to believe in the school's credibility. Techni-Pro Institute's certification and degree programs have served many students. Graduates have gone on to take and pass the National Council Licensure Exam for state licensure and nursing practice in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare sites across the country. Online nursing education has helped to fill serious shortages in nurse staffing nationwide. Your local or online Techni-Pro Institute education likely gave you access to nursing education, licensure, and employment that you would not have had in its absence. Techni-Pro Institute presented a credible option for many aspiring nurses.
Techni-Pro Institute Credentials Issues
Techni-Pro Institute's current credentials issues began when the FBI's Operation Nightingale filed criminal fraud charges in early 2023 against Techni-Pro Institute staff member Gail Russ. The charges against Ms. Russ led officials from the Florida Commission for Independent Education to visit the school, where they interviewed the school's founder Mr. Hyppolite. The visit and interview led the Commission's staff to report that Techni-Pro Institute was out of compliance with state rules. Techni-Pro Institute notified its students the day after the Florida Commission visit that the school had temporarily ceased operations. The report concluded that Techni-Pro Institute had operated “contrary to the health, education, or welfare of the public” based on its
“failure to provide a list of student enrollments, failure to provide a list of student graduates, failure to provide a listing of faculty and staff, failure to provide an organizational chart, failure to provide student files for inspection, failure to provide faculty and administrator files for inspection, and offering programs in an unlicensed delivery method.”
Techni-Pro Institute Licensing Impacts
Techni-Pro Institute's closure, and the criminal charges against its staff member, have so seriously called into question your Techni-Pro Institute credentials as to place your nursing license at risk. The Maryland Board of Nursing has placed Techni-Pro Institute on its non-approved programs list so that Techni-Pro Institute graduates cannot get a nursing license in Maryland. The Texas Board of Nursing has publicly listed Techni-Pro Institute as closed related to the fraud scandal. Hospital industry reports indicate that state nursing boards across the country have denied and revoked nursing licenses relating to the scandal. And the National Council of State Boards of Nursing continues to urge state officials to investigate and revoke the licenses of nurses with false credentials from the involved Florida nursing schools. Your Techni-Pro Institute credentials put you on the radar of nursing schools, nurse employers, and nursing license officials nationwide.
A Techni-Pro Institute Education's Value
Just because federal officials charged a Techni-Pro Institute staff member with wrongdoing, resulting in the school's closure, doesn't mean that your Techni-Pro Institute credentials are false or fraudulent. You may have earned every credit and clinical hour your Techni-Pro Institute transcript reflects. Your Techni-Pro Institute education enabled you to qualify for and pass the National Council Licensure Exam for state licensure. When you passed the NCLEX, you proved again the value of your Techni-Pro Institute education. When you took a nursing job under your state nursing license, you further proved your capability to provide competent and compassionate nursing care. Don't doubt the value of your Techni-Pro Institute education, even in the face of state licensing investigation.
How to Defend Techni-Pro Institute Credentials
Your state's administrative licensing procedures give you the opportunity to prove the legitimacy of your Techni-Pro Institute credentials. Just because state officials claim your credentials are fraudulent doesn't make them so. State government generally cannot take a person's property without first offering the person due process of law, which means a fair hearing before an impartial decision maker. Your nursing license represents a substantial property interest qualifying for due-process protections.
When you retain a skilled and experienced nursing license defense attorney, your attorney can invoke those state administrative procedures for your protection. Don't go it alone. Instead, hire an attorney team with the skill and experience required for administrative license proceedings. The nationwide Professional License Defense Team can then help you gather documentation to answer the fraud charges. Your Lento Law Firm license defense attorneys can also negotiate with licensing officials for your reinstatement or other relief. They can also attend conferences and hearings to advocate for your rights and appeal adverse decisions you may have already suffered.
Techni-Pro Institute Credentials Defense Available
You need premier defense representation to defend your Techni-Pro Institute credentials. The Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team and national professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento have helped hundreds of students and professionals nationwide successfully fight for their rights. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now for skilled professional license defense services.