Driving While Intoxicated
Charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) for registered nurses in Texas are very grim. In this case, a registered nurse with a second DWI is most likely to have their license revoked by the Board of Nursing (BON). In New Jersey, for example, in extreme cases, the BON will revoke a nursing license (Avillion & Hamilton, 2020). Considering it is a second charge, the nurse will most likely lose their license and probably get a disciplinary action. If the nurse has previously been subject to the boards` disciplinary action, the board will consider taking an extreme action to serve as a lesson to the nurse.
For a license to be approved, an excellent legal history is a requirement. Medical fraud, however, is not an excellent legal background. Such serious charges may require action by the BON, most possibly revocation of license. If the board considers the applicant eligible, they may be required to take a special temporary permit to do fresher work.
The main priority of nursing is clients` safety. If any nurse is involved in a behavior that may jeopardize a patients` safety, they are subject to disciplinary action. Measures of doing this include:
Avillion, A. E., & Hamilton, P. M. (2020). Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics for Texas.
Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 11, Chapter 217, Rule 217.11. https://www.netce.com/coursecontent.php?courseid=2127