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What Happens if a Nurse Receives a DUI Conviction?

What Happens if a Nurse Receives a DUI Conviction

A DUI conviction is a common cause for arrest in California. As a result, most people are aware of the negative outcomes. Many people, however, don’t know that nursing is the profession most impacted by DUIs. RNs, LVN, and PTs also risk losing their careers. Here’s what can happen when a nurse receives a DUI.
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What Happens at a Nurse’s Skelly Hearing?

What Happens at a Nurse’s Skelly Hearing

As a nurse, you face many obstacles. You may find yourself receiving a notice from your employer that you’ve done something wrong and could lose your job. It can feel very overwhelming to know how to protect your career in this situation. This is why many nurses have found success with a Skelly hearing. What
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10 Things Nurses Should Know About Smoking Weed

10 Things Nurses Should Know About Smoking Weed

Recreational use of marijuana is common for many professionals in California. However, this choice can have devastating consequences for nurses that smoke weed. Being caught with a DUI or a failed drug test can lead to heavy fines, nursing license suspensions or even revocations. Here is what you need to know before you indulge in
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Guidelines for Recreational Marijuana Use for California Nurses

_Guidelines for Recreational Marijuana Use for California Nurses

With the adoption of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) and legalization of cannabis consumption in 2016, marijuana use has become a popular pastime for residents including California nurses and health professionals. Unfortunately, this recreational use can impact your professional license. If you choose to consume cannabis products, you need to know how to
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Why is Nurses’ Week 2021 so Important?

Why is Nurses' Week 2021 so Important_

With Nurses’ Week starting May 6, now is the best time to say thank you to nurses everywhere. Day in and day out, nurses are dedicated to protecting our community – especially in the last year. As more people entered ICUs and hospitals needing one-on-one attention from staff, nurses put on their capes and took
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Common Causes of Board of Registered Nursing Disciplinary Action

Common Causes of Board of Registered Nursing Disciplinary Action

As a registered nurse, many people depend on your knowledge and integrity. With so many eyes on you at all times, the pressure to perform can be overwhelming and the risk of making mistakes can be extremely high. One small slip-up can result in disciplinary action from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and put
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New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

New Professional License Laws Nurses Should Know

This year, California government officials have introduced several new bills that could impact the licensure of registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses. Some of these were already adopted in January of this year. However, many of the professional license laws will be enacted as early as July 2021. Here are the major California State Assembly
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What happens if a nurse is convicted of a DUI?

What happens if a nurse is convicted of a DUI?

As a registered nurse, you are dedicated to protecting and saving the lives of your patients. However, sometimes you need a lifeline of your own. You may live a carefree life outside of the hospital or clinic, but if one of those exciting nights ends in a DUI, your nursing career could be in trouble.
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What Should I Do If My Medical License is Under Investigation?

A local doctor’s medical license is currently under fire for reporting to traffic court from his surgery room. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Green, appeared on a Zoom call with a California judge while inside an operating room.  Major concerns of safety have been brought up because a patient was also inside the room. Green did
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How to Apply for My Professional Nursing License

How to Apply for My Professional Nursing License

Nursing is one of the largest growing professions in California. With the need for more assistance in medical facilities, more residents are seeking to obtain their nursing licenses. If you are ready to start your healthcare career, here’s what you can expect from the process of applying for your professional license. Applying for California Nursing
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