Lorie Brown, R.N., M.N., J.D. interviews Yolene Lofton, former nurse and entrepreneur, about her problems when she had to appear before the Board of Nursing and advice to Nurses that may be going through similar problems. Also, the devastation that losing her nursing license caused and how she was able to find her way back and is now thriving with her businesses, Nurse’s Court and Nursing Events Management Production, LLC.
Nurse’s Court provides support and counseling for Nurses who have to appear before the Nursing Board. The website, www.NursesCourt.com, should be operational shortly.
Nursing Events Management Production, LLC which plans events for health care organizations such as job fairs, is currently planning a big event for 2020. 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife Worldwide Celebration with take place on April 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Tickets will go on sale in January, 2020 through TicketMaster or you can get information by emailing NursingEventsManagementPro@gmail.com.
Nurse Undone says
The nursing board’s are very punitive . They can destroy a life without a second thought . If I had a chance to go back nursing would never be a choice of occupation.
So sorry this happened to you . Speaking of AZ , they are worse than this nurses board .
The board is not on nurses side, but they need to have some kind of common sense !
Laurie Romano says
I can completely relate to this, having gone through the disciplinary process. I have also reinvented myself, starting my own company (not related to nursing).
Yolene, if you take volunteers in your business, Nurse’s Court, let me know. I know how horrible it was for me to go through my own disciplinary process, basically alone, and wouldn’t wish it on anyone. If I can work with others of like mind, to help at least one nurse to not feel so alone, it would be awesome.
Christine Weeks says
Hi Yolene. I applaud you for sharing your story. I would be interested in providing you and your organization any assistance that I can. I am grateful for all that you shared.
Thank you once again.
Catherine Beatrice Arietta says
I am going trough it right now, the BRN destroyed me no matter how much evidence i had. I am ready to hang my hat and figure a way far away from Nursing, i am so sick right now and so discussed, I pretty much overnight nothing left, i don’t even know what else to do.
Diane Gudmundson says
I was treated unjustly by our college and got turned off the profession and left!! Very disturbing how nurses and nurse practitioners are treated by colleges and boards!! I was a dedicated and strong advocate as a nurse for 10 years and as an NP for 15 years and I went out of the profession by choice but with a final slap in my face by the college on my way out