Nurses with Quisqueya Health Care Academy educational credentials face license revocation relating to the Operation Nightingale nursing school scandal. If you hold a nursing license under educational credentials from Quisqueya Health Care Academy in Palm Beach County, Florida, call 888.535.3686 or go online now to retain the Lento Law Firm's Professional License Defense Team.
Criminal charges alleging the sale of fraudulent credentials have closed Quisqueya Health Care Academy. Nurses nationwide who relied on Quisqueya Health Care Academy credentials are fighting their nurse licensing issues. Trust the Lento Law Firm's premier defense team and national professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento with your Quisqueya Health Care Academy nursing license defense issues.
Quisqueya Health Care Academy Operation
Quisqueya Health Care Academy's founder Johanah Napoleon formed the nursing school as a limited liability company in 2018. According to charging documents, Quisqueya Health Care Academy did not have its own state or national approval to operate as a nursing school. It instead relied on the Florida Board of Nursing's approval of its sister school Quisqueya School of Nursing, also known as Sunshine Academy. Charging documents further indicate that Quisqueya Health Care Academy's program in practical nursing was to “prepare students to provide nursing care to clients in hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, and other areas in healthcare.” Quisqueya Health Care Academy further advertised that “upon satisfactory completion of the program the graduate is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.”
Quisqueya Health Care Academy Credentials Scandal
U.S. Attorney's Office charging documents filed in the Southern District of Florida federal court allege that individuals inside and outside of Florida referred nursing school candidates to Quisqueya Health Care Academy to purchase fraudulent credentials. The charges allege that Quisqueya Health Care Academy officials created fake transcripts and diplomas or provided information to the referring individuals to do so. Those individuals then allegedly sold those false credentials to individuals who used them to sit for the nursing exam, get a state license, and work in hospitals and other facilities around the country. Press reports indicate that Quisqueya Health Care Academy's founder Johanah Napoleon has already pled guilty to the federal conspiracy charges relating to the scheme and awaits sentencing. Other school officials have also pled guilty and received federal prison sentences.
Quisqueya Health Care Academy Associated Referral Entities
Quisqueya Health Care Academy allegedly coordinated the illegal scheme with several other referring entities located around the country. Charging documents indicate that Quisqueya Health Care Academy received and responded to referrals from individuals working for or with these entities: Nursing Education Agency; EDUconnect; Unparalleled Review Services; Unity Health Care Training & Employment; Success Review International Services; New Era Professional Prep Services; Jemeron Tutoring Healthcare Services; Center for Advanced Training & Studies; and PowerfulU Healthcare Services.
Quisqueya Health Care Academy Scandal Impacts
Nurses holding Quisqueya Health Care Academy educational credentials are facing license actions around the country. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing represents state licensing bodies nationwide. The National Council issued a press release urging its member agencies and their officials to cooperate with the FBI in investigating and revoking the licenses of involved nurses. Nurse licensing boards in New York, Texas, and many other states have posted public notices of their investigations and license actions. Industry reports confirm that dozens of state boards are revoking nursing licenses or taking other appropriate action. Nurses retaining professional license defense attorney representation have supplied examples of the private notices those licensing boards are sending nurses with Quisqueya Health Care Academy credentials, demanding that they relinquish their license or prove the authenticity of their credentials.
Defending Quisqueya Health Care Academy Credentials
According to federal officials, Quisqueya Health Care Academy operated its practical nursing program under the Florida Board of Nursing's approval of the related Sunshine Academy. You doubtless relied on Quisqueya Health Care Academy's state approval before investing in your practical nursing education. You would not have attended a nursing school that did not qualify you to pursue further education, a nursing license, and nursing employment. Your ability to pass the National Council Licensure Exam for licensure as a practical nurse confirmed the value of your Quisqueya Health Care Academy education. All of your nursing practice since then, including your compassionate care for appreciative patients and the income you earned from an appreciative employer, further confirmed the value of your Quisqueya Health Care Academy education.
Fighting Quisqueya Health Care Academy Charges
When you receive your state licensing board's notice of investigation, you should know that those state officials have the authority and intention to revoke any license gained from fraudulent Quisqueya Health Care Academy credentials. But you should also know that those state officials must follow procedures the state must offer to protect your professional interests. Your retained professional license defense attorney can use those protective procedures to present your best evidence in defense of your Quisqueya Health Care Academy credentials. Skilled nursing license defense representation can be the key to the best outcome for your nursing license issues. The Lento Law Firm's premier Professional License Defense Team can communicate, negotiate, and advocate with state licensing officials on your behalf for the best possible outcome. Retain the Lento Law Firm team and national professional license defense attorney Joseph D. Lento to defend your Quisqueya Health Care Academy educational credentials in your nursing license proceeding. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now. Don't delay in getting the best available professional license defense services.