Summary: Kevin was up front and honest in disclosing to me that he may not be able to guarantee better results from hiring him in my case. In our phone consult he gave me future recommendations and advice for me. Kevin is honest, aggressive, and respectful. I will be hiring him when i transfer my RN from Nevada to California.
I am a new grad RN applying in Nevada. A couple years ago, before even the thought of nursing school, i was convicted of a DUI. The Nevada Board of Nursing would not let me test for the NCLEX until I signed what i thought was a stiff, excessive, and harsh "monitoring" agreement (with employment restrictions, 3 weekly AA's, therapy sessions etc) based on my past conviction that was already done and over in the courts. I was receiving little to no explanations from the Nevada Board of Nursing for anything about the excessive stipulations in the agreement and felt like they had stamped me an addict and risk to the public. In the eyes of the board you are either %100 sober and drug free or you are stealing money from children to buy your next drink. There is no in between with them. I was beyond frustrated with the untimely communication, lack of concern, and distrust from the Board. I was blindsided by the fact that this was going to be a fight to get my license with no disciplinary attachment on my RN.
In our phone consult Kevin clearly explained the whole process to me and was honest with his expectations for my case. It was great to hear that he had specific experience with both the Nevada Board of Nursing and the California Board of Registered Nursing, and that he represented cases like me. He actually informed me that he couldn't guarantee a better agreement with the Nevada Board of Nursing even if i had hired him, but he would've tried to get me a much better deal. He respected the position I was in, being a broke jobless new graduate, and told me straight up. He even gave me some advice and strategies for the future in how to boost my character and image with the Boards. I will absolutely be hiring Kevin when I plan on transferring my RN license to California.