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5 reasons you could lose your nursing license

Being a nurse is a difficult job. As you work to take care of patients and save lives every day, you may have concerns about losing your license. Disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can be scary to think about. But what actually leads to investigations and license suspensions?

Why many nurses struggle with drug or alcohol issues

Look at any list of stressful jobs, and chances are that nursing is right up there. For one thing, nurses must wear many hats: medical professional, caregiver, confidant and gofer, to name some. Quite a few work long, soul-draining shifts where they deal with problems that not many other people see.

Depression, nurses and licensing worries

Nurses in Texas can lose their nursing licenses for a multitude of reasons, one of which includes bad behavior. However, some worry about whether episodes of depression may put their license at risk. That worry may cause some to avoid seeking the treatment they need.

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact includes Texas, 25 other states

In just about four months, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact will take effect here in Texas and 25 other states. The Compact enables nurses to practice in person and by teleconference across state lines if they meet the agreed upon licensure requirements.

Could stress cause you to lose your nursing license?

Losing your nursing license would be devastating. After all the years of hard work and dedication to your passion, a revocation is the last thing you want to happen. But even simple mistakes and errors can lead to disciplinary action by the state board. It is therefore crucial for you to be familiar with the laws and procedures you must follow.

3 ways for nurses to lose their license

Nurses play an integral role in the health care industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently over 200,000 nurses in the state of Texas alone. Many nurses worry about losing their licenses and no longer being able to do what they love.

What not to do at a nursing license board hearing

If you make a living as a nurse, a time may come when you receive notification that someone made a complaint against you, even if you believe the complaint to be meritless. If you become the subject of an investigation by the Texas Board of Nursing, how you respond to the complaint and what you do in your hearing are likely to factor into any disciplinary actions taken against you.

Have you been accused of unprofessional conduct as a nurse?

Let us say that you relocated to Texas to take a position as Nurse Practitioner with a small physician's group. No sooner had you settled in when your supervisor told you to make a change to a medical record so that it would support a certain billing code. You followed instructions, but that was a big mistake.

Can a nurse lose their license for DWI?

Being charged with a DWI is embarrassing, expensive and stressful. But if you are a nurse who has been convicted of a DWI while you were off duty, then the stakes are even higher. Your livelihood could be at risk.

What a Texas nurse facing disciplinary action can expect

Anytime a LVN or RN faces a disciplinary proceeding with Texas Board of Nursing (BON), he or she should immediately contact an attorney who is well-versed in the processes and professionals involved. With your license in jeopardy, you cannot afford to take on the matter alone or with someone who is not qualified to help you.

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