Nurses Caught Up in Degree Scheme Still Fighting for Their Licenses

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

As a nurse, you've worked hard for your education, license, and career. That's why it can be frustrating when the actions of others put your professional future at risk. That's what some nurses with a degree from Florida's Palm Beach School of Nursing have discovered. After the owner pleaded guilty to a scheme to sell fake nursing degrees, many nurses who say they legitimately received their degrees are now fighting to keep them.

You don't have to do this alone if you're fighting to keep your nursing license. The Professional License Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm is fighting for the licenses of more than 100 nurses affected by the Florida school owner's scheme, and they can help you, too. Call 888.535.3686 today. or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

Nursing Licenses Revoked

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Johanah Napoleon, owner of the Florida nursing school, promised licensed practical nurses a bridge program that would allow them to receive an associate's degree in just 12 months with a combination of online learning, simulated clinical learning, and minimal in-person attendance of classes in Florida. Students paid up to $14,000 for a degree program tailored to working students they believed was legitimate. But, according to officials, Napoleon was selling fake degrees to people who would then sit for licensing exams and obtain nursing licenses in throughout the United States.

After Napoleon pleaded guilty last year, she provided prosecutors with nearly 5,000 names she claims were students who didn't meet licensing requirements. However, many students on the list attended classes online, obtained clinical hours, and legitimately passed licensing exams. Now, these nurses are fighting to get their licenses back from state officials.

The Professional License Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm represents nurses nationwide, as we continue to fight the unfair license suspensions that resulted from Operation Nightingale.

You Need the Professional License Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm

When you're facing an investigation from your state licensing board, it can feel hopeless. Losing your license can end your career and hurt your professional and personal reputation in the community. That's why it's so important that you fight back. But it's important to remember that you don't have to do this alone. The Lento Law Firm's skilled Professional License Defense Team can fight for your rights and professional license. We're fighting for nurses like you across the country, and they've done so for years. Find out how we can help you. Call us at 888.535.3686 or contact them online to schedule your consultation.

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