Can You Have a DUI and be a Nurse?

It is amazing how many searches there are on Google for “can you have a DUI and be a nurse?” While I can only speak to prospective nurses in California, the answer is YES! In fact, we have helped thousands of nurses get and keep their RN licenses, following a DUI. The Board of Registered …

4 Registered Nurses with DUI Case Examples

According to the California Board of Registered Nursing, there were 4374 RNs with convictions reported to the BRN in 2016; my guess is that most of those were Registered Nurses with DUI. We represented many of them and here are 3 examples of the outcomes of their cases. Registered Nurses with DUI # 1 In …

Biggest RN License Defense Lies On the Web

Biggest RN License Defense Lies On the Web We all know there is a ton of “fake news” on the internet and advice that pertains to RN license defense after an arrest or allegation of diversion, is no exception. Following is a list of the few biggest lies regarding RN license defense and BRN disciplinary …

Citation and Fine from BRN with a DUI

Can I Get a Citation and Fine from the BRN with a DUI Conviction? YES, YOU CAN! There is a caveat, however… you should probably use us to help you. Our newest results are in from our panel attorneys and they are nothing short of AMAZING!!! If there was a ever a doubt in your …

Why This Nurse Had Her RN License Suspended for 2 Months

My newest nurse client has had her RN license suspended for the last 8 weeks and is losing her job as the result of a first time DUI arrest that hasn’t even gone to court yet.  Why? Her DUI attorney gave her horrible advice because he had no idea what he was doing when it …

Three Parts of a DUI for a RN

Three Parts of a DUI for a RN Most people only have to deal with the DUI and the DMV when they get arrested for a DUI, as if that wasn’t enough, but a Registered Nurse must deal with a third issue: The BRN. There are three moving parts to every DUI for a RN, …

Can I Be a Nurse With A DUI?

Can I Be a Nurse With A DUI? If you have a DUI, you will be able to get your RN license. If you are already a nurse, you will be able to keep your RN license following a DUI. However, there are caveats to both that you need to know. STUDENT NURSES APPLYING FOR …

Can I Get Hired as a RN with DUI?

Can I get hired as a RN with a DUI? Short answer: Of course! Long Answer: probably, but it will not be the most desirable job, it will depend on what the BRN has done to your RN license and whether that is public record and whether you have to disclose it to the employer- …

I Received an Accusation from the BRN; Will My RN License Be Revoked?

Short answer: yes, it can be. The recommended discipline for every RN license served with an Accusation from the BRN (Board of Registered Nursing) BRN, is revocation of the RN License. This is terrifying for nurses, of course. After working so hard through school to get the RN license and then working for years in a …

Why a Wet Reckless Instead of a DUI is Critical for a Nurse

A wet reckless conviction looks almost exactly the same on paper as a DUI does, so why is it so important for a registered nurse to push for this result at the criminal level?… three little letters: BRN. A wet reckless is still a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Anyone looking at your criminal history will be …