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Protecting your nursing license when dealing with substance abuse

On Behalf of | May 31, 2022 | Nursing License Defense |

Nurses are some of the hardest-working people in the country. Each day they must put the care and well-being of their patients before everything – including their own needs, their family and life. 

Unfortunately, the stress of the position causes many in this career field to rely on various substances and drugs to cope and deal with day-to-day responsibilities. Unfortunately, substance abuse can impact a nurse’s career and professional license. 

The BRNs stance on substance abuse in the nursing field

Some are surprised to learn that the Board of Registered Nursing in California provides options for nurses in this situation. In fact, the BRN created an intervention program for those dealing with this issue. Nurses who enroll and complete the program may be able to protect their licenses and careers. 

Why consider enrolling in the BRNs intervention program?

The main point and benefits of utilizing the intervention program include maintaining your license and job. However, there are other benefits for nurses, including situation assessment, detoxification options, confidentiality, rehabilitation plan, and access to ongoing support services. 

The intervention program also provides nurses with options rather than just disciplinary measures for their situation. Even good nurses can be caught up in problems that lead to substance abuse and addiction. What’s important is that you get help right away.

Maintaining your career and overcoming substance abuse as a nurse

Nursing is a highly stressful job. Many people in the field succumb to addiction as a coping mechanism. In California, nurses can utilize the intervention program and recover from their addiction rather than being stripped of their licenses and job. If you’re in a bad spot with your nursing license, experienced legal guidance can help.