Nurses with credentials from the now-closed Palm Beach School of Nursing in West Palm Beach, Florida, face losing their license relating to Operation Nightingale's nursing school scandal. Criminal charges allege that Palm Beach School of Nursing sold fake credentials for the NCLEX exam and state licensure.
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Palm Beach School of Nursing Approval and Operation
State records reflect that Johanah Napoleon formed Palm Beach School of Nursing as a Florida limited liability company in 2016. Online information confirms that Palm Beach School of Nursing offered certified nurse assistant, registered nurse, and other nursing programs in on-site and online formats. Federal charging documents further confirm that Palm Beach School of Nursing operated under a Florida Board of Nursing approval that Med-Life Institute WPB transferred to it. Those charges further acknowledge that Palm Beach School of Nursing advertised to students that it prepared them “to meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Board of Nursing for Registered Nurse Education and meet eligibility for licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) in order to work as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings in a safe and effective manner.” You enrolled at an approved nursing school when choosing Palm Beach School of Nursing.
Palm Beach School of Nursing Credentials Scandal
Palm Beach School of Nursing is now closed in the scandal's wake following the federal criminal charges. FBI and HHS officials allege that the scheme involving Palm Beach School of Nursing and several other related and unrelated Florida nursing schools sold fake credentials to over 7,600 individuals. A Miami Herald press report confirms that Palm Beach School of Nursing founder Johanah Napoleon admitted to the fraudulent selling of fake diplomas and transcripts. School officials who have pled guilty to the charges have already received federal prison sentences of two years or more. The charges allege that Palm Beach School of Nursing received referrals from the 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.
Palm Beach School of Nursing State Licensing Impacts
Press reports indicate the hardship the Palm Beach School of Nursing closure wrought on the school's current students. But Palm Beach School of Nursing graduates also face challenges. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has ensured that state licensing officials cooperate with the FBI in revoking the licenses of nurses with fraudulent Palm Beach School of Nursing credentials. State licensing officials have demanded that nurses voluntarily relinquish their licenses or face revocation proceedings. The Maryland Board of Nursing, for example, published this online notice:
Please be advised that on June 1, 2022, the Maryland Board of Nursing reviewed documentation regarding Palm Beach School of Nursing ADN-RN Nursing Program, a RN education program formerly located in West Palm Beach, Florida (a closed nursing education program, no longer in operation), and determined that Palm Beach School of Nursing ADN-RN Nursing Program is NOT substantially equivalent to the RN education programs approved in Maryland. As a result, graduates of Palm Beach School of Nursing ADN-RN Nursing Program DO NOT meet minimum qualifications for full RN licensure in Maryland.
Other Palm Beach School of Nursing Credentials Impacts
Your state board may not yet have taken action against your license based on your Palm Beach School of Nursing credentials. But whether your state board takes action or not, your employer may do so. Employers nationwide have been suspending and terminating the employment of nurses with Palm Beach School of Nursing credentials and other suspect Florida nursing school credentials. And other nursing schools have also been examining their students' entering credentials to see if those students might have fake Florida nursing school transcripts. In other words, you could lose your nursing education and employment over Palm Beach School of Nursing credentials whether or not you lose your state license.
Defend Your Palm Beach School of Nursing Credentials
You were surely strategic when choosing your Palm Beach School of Nursing education. You chose an approved program that you reasonably believed would qualify you to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam. If you currently hold a state license, then you sat for the NCLEX and passed it, further proving the value of your Palm Beach School of Nursing education. Your employment as a nurse further proves that you have the nursing knowledge and clinical skills to care competently for nursing patients. You have many good reasons to defend your Palm Beach School of Nursing credentials to preserve your nursing license, employment, and career.
Fight Palm Beach School of Nursing Credentials Issues
The state licensing officials who threaten your nursing license based on your Palm Beach School of Nursing credentials must provide you with constitutional due process. You have property and liberty interests in your nursing license, employment, and career. Your due process rights ensure that you may have a fair hearing at which your nursing license defense attorney can present evidence of your education, clinical hours, and competent work. Your retained attorney can advocate and negotiate with license officials on your behalf, appear at conferences and hearings, prepare written presentations and appeals, and take other effective action on your behalf. You can and should fight for your nursing license and career.
Defense for Palm Beach School of Nursing Graduates
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