Many people believe that nurses have an innate
quality and compassion to help people. Simply put, they don’t choose to be
nurses; nursing and caring for people is a calling for them. It’s in their DNA.
Many nurses enjoy a wonderful career, bond
with a great medical staff, and feel honored to help patients return back to
health. Some nurses, however, run into
issues both on and off-duty that can cause them to have their license
Licensing boards take medical violations
seriously. They also take any type of criminal or activity seriously, even if
that situation happens miles away from their medical facility and
patients. Nursing licensing boards
ensure that people maintain a code of ethics.
If the board has determined that you have violated the conditions of
your license, it will revoke your right to practice nursing.
Where do nurses turn when they have had their
licenses revoked or suspended for a severe amount of time? The team at Unlock Legal, a
professional license defense firm, came up with three professions
where former nurses thrive when they can’t be caring for patients.
Yes, it seems strange that we’d mention health
care, but there are a lot of positions that keep you in the field without
practicing medicine. This could be an admin or clerical in nature, but it keeps
you in an environment you know and trust with people you care about. Plus,
if you were to get a role in a place where you previously worked, you might still
be able to have interaction with patients.
Nurses have a lot of experience with
medications and pharmaceuticals. If
they’ve spent a good amount of years treating patients, they’ve likely
dispensed medication of all types. Entering
the pharma field as a rep plays to a former nurse’s strong suits. They know
immediacy and can cut through sales jumbo to inform doctors of their specific
pharmaceuticals. If they’ve worked in
multiple private practices or wellness clinics with a large medical team, they
have likely amassed a good contact list.
Bringing a strong Rolodex to a position like pharmaceutical sales is an
asset to the pharma industry. A person in
this position would be reaching out to valued colleagues instead of relying on
When it comes to why a former nurse would
success as a medical device rep, we can just look at the above argument for
their thriving in pharmaceutical sales.
Nurses are familiar with doctors’ needs,
wants, and gripes! They’ve likely made a
comment or two about medical devices that a former nurse could leverage in
representing new equipment. Because the
relationship is already there, a former nurse might have an easier time selling
a medical staff or chief physician on specific new and costly equipment.
We know we said three positions. But the best
position for a former nurse is… nursing!
There’s likely little reason to leave the field if you simply made a
mistake. You certainly wouldn’t want to
give up your position over a minor incident off-duty.
Unlock Legal fights for nurses during these
situations with licensing boards. If you
are in the middle of a review of a complaint against you with the California Board of
Registered Nursing, don’t fight it alone. We see judgments against licensed
professionals that often do not fit the complaint. It is no coincidence that those heavier
judgments often come in board reviews where license defense is not present.
We also can help people who didn’t have
representation during their board hearing and met the same outcome, revocation
of license, or a severe suspension of your license.
Your License and Unlock Your Life
Unlock Legal, an Orange County license defense firm works with licensed professionals routinely in similar situations to those
described above. Don’t lose your career
or your financial security because of a mistake. We work closely with licensing boards to
reduce and eliminate harsh judgments against honest and hard-working
professionals here in California.