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 …

What’s the Difference Between a DUI and Wet Reckless

You probably already know what a DUI is, driving under the influence (of alcohol or drugs). It’s a severe offense and could cost you your nursing license. A “wet reckless” is considered a lesser offense and is similar to reckless driving, except your criminal record will have a note that drugs and/or alcohol were involved. …

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 …

The Guide for Deans and Directors: Helping Nurses Survive the BRN

As a Dean and Director of a nursing school, you are the primary advocate and leader in providing educational advice, training, and helpful resources to nursing students working towards their dream careers. During their nursing program, nurses may face many challenges that could get in the way of graduating and reaching their goals, such as …

Nurses with DUIs and High Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

We consider a high blood alcohol content or BAC, anything above .16% and the higher the BAC is, the greater likelihood of formal RN License discipline by the BRN. In every DUI case I can think of that we have handled for our nurses who have a first DUI, with a BAC below a .15% …

Nurse Practitioner and DUI? Here’s what happens next.

When the majority of the population gets arrested for a DUI, they can hire any DUI lawyer to represent them because the only license they are afraid of losing is their drivers’ license. It will not affect their job, as it will for a nurse practitioner. They can choose the cheapest guy, like the one …