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Tips for protecting your nursing license

Working as a nurse comes with a lot of reward but it also comes with a lot of stress. There's no telling when a patient or co-worker might file a complaint against you. The complaints could be meritless and dismissed. They could also put your license, and your nursing career, in serious jeopardy. Here's how to protect your nursing license in California.

Social media and medical care don't always mix

A quick browse of your social media feeds tell the story: people like to talk about funny or weird stuff that happens throughout the day and share their professional accomplishments online. Your friend who works in marketing might share the new promotional video they've been working on for a client, or your friend who works at an animal shelter might share a photo of the happy family who recently adopted a dog. You want to join in on the fun of sharing, but should you as a medical professional?

The process of a medical complaint review in California

In California, the Medical Board is inundated with more than 8,000 complaints per year. These complaints are submitted by patients, other medical professionals, insurance companies and family members of patients. There is an Enforcement Program in place that utilizes the Central Complaint Unit (CCU) when complaints are filed.

5 ways you can lose a nursing license

Holding a nursing license is an important part of your career. You wouldn't be able to practice nursing without a valid license in the state of California. You should do everything possible in your career to protect your license. Issues can crop up without warning that can threaten your license. Here are five ways you can lose your nursing license.

Receiving a Citation and Fine for a DUI with the BRN

There is no blanket "rule" or policy regarding how the Board of Registered Nursing resolves a DUI conviction for a registered nurse. I have represented nurses with a DUI conviction where the BAC (blood alcohol level) was over twice the legal limit of .08 and my client received a Citation and Fine.

How an attorney can help you defend your professional license

Holding a professional license is an important part of life for a variety of different professions. There are just some jobs you cannot hold without first earning a license. Because the license is so important, you will want to protect it as much as possible. Here's some information on how an attorney will be able to defend your professional license in California.

Watch out for burnout

Among the things professionals can face in relation to their job is the possibility of burnout. There are a lot of different stressors professionals can encounter at work that could lead to burnout. Also, it appears that workplace exhaustion has become an increasingly common thing among Americans in general in recent years. According to a set of national surveys, the percentage of respondents who report being consistently exhausted due to work has nearly tripled over the past couple of decades, having come in at around 50 percent lately.

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