If you have nursing credentials from Florida's now-closed Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach, then you could lose your nursing license relating to Operation Nightingale's nursing school scandal. FBI and HHS officials allege that Med-Life Institute WPB sold fake credentials to nurses seeking to sit for the NCLEX exam.
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Med-Life Institute WPB Recognition and Operation
Federal officials acknowledge in charging documents that Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach is a Florida limited liability company that the Florida Board of Education approved to offer a nursing education program. Before its closure in the wake of the Operation Nightingale fraud scandal, Med-Life Institute WPB offered an associate's degree in nursing. Med-Life Institute WPB advertised a so-called blended program requiring students to visit the Florida school for one week and then complete courses online and clinical hours at an approved hospital. State records confirm that Med-Life Institute WPB is a Florida limited liability company founded in 2014 by Johanah Napoleon. When you enrolled in Med-Life Institute WPB's nursing program, you had reliable reasons to believe in its legitimacy.
Med-Life Institute WPB Fraudulent Credentials Scandal
Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach is now closed under suspended approval. The Florida Department for Education's Commission on Independent Education suspended Med-Life Institute's operations in February 2023 based on the indictment of its owner. The Commission found that because the owner was unavailable, Med-Life Institute had ceased operations. A Miami Herald press report confirms that Med-Life Institute WPB's founder Johanah Napoleon pled guilty to fraud charges relating to the credentials scandal and awaits sentencing. Other school officials pleading guilty have received federal prison sentences. The charges have alleged that Med-Life Institute WPB sold fake diplomas and transcripts while providing information for others to also do so.
Med-Life Institute WPB Associated Entities
Federal officials allege that Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach was not working alone in the scandal. Charges allege that Johanah Napoleon and other defendants conspired through Med-Life Institute WPB, Quisqueya Health Care Academy, Quisqueya School of Nursing, Sunshine Academy, Palm Beach School of Nursing, and other entities to carry out a coordinated scheme. The charges also allege that Med-Life Institute WPB received referrals from one or more of these entities: Center for Advanced Training & Studies; Nursing Education Agency; EDUconnect; Unparalleled Review Services; Success Review International Services; New Era Professional Prep Services; Jemeron Tutoring Healthcare Services; Unity Health Care Training & Employment; and PowerfulU Healthcare Services. Your connection with these entities may place your Med-Life Institute WPB credentials under extra scrutiny.
Med-Life Institute WPB State Licensing Impacts
Nurses nationwide who hold Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach credentials face state licensing proceedings. A National Council of State Boards of Nursing press release confirms nationwide state board cooperation with federal officials to pursue the licenses of nurses holding fraudulent Florida nursing school credentials. State boards from the Northeast to the Southwest have publicly confirmed license revocations under the Florida nursing school scandal, specifically naming Med-Life Institute WPB as an involved school. Industry updates confirm nationwide state board actions. State boards have been demanding that nurses with credentials from Med-Life Institute WPB summarily relinquish their licenses. Otherwise, those nurses must appear before the board to prove the legitimacy of their suspect credentials.
Other Med-Life Institute WPB Credentials Impacts
Even if your state board of nursing has not yet taken action against your license based on your Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach credentials, your employer may do so. Employers nationwide have been conducting their own investigations of nurses who hold suspect Florida nursing school credentials. Those investigations have resulted in job suspensions and terminations. If you used Med-Life Institute WPB credentials to gain admission to another nursing school, that school might also take action to dismiss you or revoke your earned degree. Nursing schools are reviewing their files for suspect Med-Life Institute WPB credentials.
Defending Your Med-Life Institute WPB Credentials
When you chose to enroll at Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach, you doubtless made sure that you were attending a nursing school that qualified you to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam. The above federal charges acknowledge that Med-Life Institute WPB had the Florida Board of Nursing approval necessary for you to sit for the nursing exam to obtain licensure. Indeed, to gain your license, you had to pass the NCLEX, proving that you had the knowledge and insight necessary for licensure. If, since then, you have practiced nursing at a hospital or other healthcare provider, you have further proven to your employer that you have the necessary clinical skills for competent nursing. Your compassionate care for patients further proves your fitness for licensure. You have, in short, good reason to defend your Med-Life Institute WPB credentials.
Fight Your Med-Life Institute WPB Credentials Issues
Your state licensing board has a legitimate interest in ensuring the authenticity of nursing credentials. But you also have the due process right to a fair hearing. State officials cannot revoke your license without offering you the opportunity to prove the credibility of your Med-Life Institute West Palm Beach credentials. When you retain skilled and experienced nursing license defense representation, your attorney can help you gather and present evidence of your academic work while communicating, advocating, and negotiating with state officials.
Defense Available for Med-Life Institute WPB Graduates
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