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The Consequences of Refusing a Drug Test for Nurses: Understanding the Risks and Implications
Drug testing is a common practice in many industries, including the healthcare sector, where it is crucial to maintain the safety and well-being of patients. For nurses, being asked to take a drug test by their employer is a routine procedure designed to ensure that they are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol …
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 …
What Texas Student Nurses with a DUI Conviction Need to Know Before Applying for a Nursing Job
If you are a student nurse that been recently convicted of a DUI, you are no doubt very nervous about what this means for the career you have been working so hard toward. The good news is, while this is a grave matter, your career doesn’t have to be over before it even starts. …
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 …
Attention Nurses! If You Drink This Holiday Season, Order a Ride Home
What’s one of the quickest ways to put a damper on your holidays? No, not your in-laws. Worse actually. It’s a DUI. We want to ensure this serious charge is top-of-mind for all nurses this holiday season. We don’t want to put a damper on your merriness, but we want to make sure you’re thinking …
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. …
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