Category Archives: DUI & Nursing

Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?

A recent client asked, "Will an Ohio DUI charge prevent me from getting my STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) license? Short Answer: No! Candidates are trained and tested and their credentials are maintained by Ohio Department of Health's Nurse Aide Registry. You will be required to submit to a background check as part of the…
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Can I Still Be A Nurse If I Get A DUI In Ohio?

Nurses and DUI in Ohio Yes, you can be a nurse if you have a DUI in Ohio.  According to the Ohio Nursing Board's Criminal History Fact Sheet, there are eleven offenses that are automatic bars to obtaining a nursing license for applicants who entered a prelicensure nursing education program after June 1, 2003. This means that the…
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DUI Science: Are Gastric Bypass Patients More Susceptible to a DUI?

According to the results of a new study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the dramatic changes that occur as a result of gastric bypass surgery can cause some people to overindulge when using alcohol thereby increasing their risk for a DUI. As cited at by Science Daily (linked…
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A Complete Guide to Transferring Your Nursing License to Another State

This article is from guest blogger Melissa Trenway who blogs at Nursetini. Those with a nursing license who wish to move to another state have options available to them. While states differ on what is required of nurses, those who have graduated from an accredited nursing program can find that transferring a license is not…
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OVI and Nursing

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] This is an excellent article that appears on Nursing Law & Order, a blog from RN-JD LaTonia Denise Wright.  Her web site is www.Nursing-Jurisprudence.com.  NURSES BE WARNED! "Its just a DUI." Its nursing license renewal time in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana and this blog is popping up in…
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