Is It Worth It to Get Your DUI Expunged?

  If you are a nurse with a DUI conviction, we need to talk. You might be on probation or not allowed to work at all. If it happened long enough ago that you are back to work, you may still have this cloud hanging over you. Or maybe you recently finished nursing school, and …

Don’t Let a Holiday Party Get You in Trouble

  The holidays are a magical mix of fun and enthusiasm. Holiday parties are a great time to let loose and enjoy the excitement. However, as an RN, celebrating too hard might just get you in trouble. It’s estimated that during Christmas and the two days around it, there are roughly 32 accidents a day …

What Texas Nurses Need to Know About DUIs

  If you have recently been arrested for a DUI, you are probably already aware that your career is now on the line. States have different laws and penalties for DUIs, as does each state’s Board of Nursing (BON.) If you are a nurse working in Texas, you need to know about DUIs and what …

BEWARE: Don’t Become A Victim To A BRN Scam

It’s a scam! Here at RN Guardian, we want to ensure that you are always aware of scams and how to avoid them. We know that many nurses fall victim to these types of hoaxes every year. This is precisely why we want you to be aware of the signs so that you can protect …

10 Common Reasons Nurses Lose Their License

You might think it’s rare for a nurse to need representation on standby should they be accused of something that could cause them to lose their license. You might even think you won’t need an attorney at all because you would never do something wrong. But the thing is, nurses are under investigation more often …

What a Nurse Should Do If Accused of Drug Diversion

First, before we get to what you should do, let’s talk about the two things you should not do. We strongly discourage nurses from surrendering their licenses or entering an intervention program. We can help you avoid having to do either. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about what you …

The AZBN ATD (Alternative to Discipline): Do NOT Submit

According to the American Nurses Association, roughly 10-20% of nurses may have substance abuse problems. So if you feel you might be in that demographic, you might want to know about the AZBN ATD (Alternative to Discipline) program. Why This Matters to You If you are struggling with substance abuse, the last thing you want …

The California Board of Registered Nursing Strategic Plan

The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) has announced its Strategic Plan for 2022-2025. They use this plan to guide the direction they want to go and measure how successful they are at reaching their goals. So let’s examine how their plan will affect you and your work. Licensing Changes Good news here! The Board …