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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "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 application process and a renewal of your credentials every twenty-four months. Convictions for DUI are not an automatic bar, but it is within the nursing board's discretion to deny a license to anyone they feel is not of good moral character.  If an STNA applicant has multiple...

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Can I Still Be A Nurse If I Get A DUI In Ohio?

Nurses and DUI in OhioYes, 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 Board of Nursing (Board) is prohibited from issuing a license to a person who has pled guilty to, been convicted of, or has a judicial finding of guilt for one of the offenses listed below.Aggravated Murder Murder Voluntary Manslaughter Felonious Assault Kidnapping Rape Aggravated Robbery Aggravated Burglary Sexual Battery Gross Sexual Imposition Aggravated Arson or a substantially similar law...

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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 HERE): Studies have shown that gastric bypass patients often find it difficult adjusting to physical and psychological changes after the procedure. An increased risk of depression, alcoholism, and other substance abuse issues for this patient population led researchers to take a more in-depth look at how...

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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 as difficult as getting one. For those interested in pursuing a nursing degree or furthering your nursing career, there are many schools across the country that provide accredited education for nurses, such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. They approve baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs...

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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 searches related to DUI and nurses and criminal convictions and license renewal for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.Don't be offended but I have to keep it real on this blog; nurse license renewal time is like Christmas time without the snow at my law firm. This isn't legal advice but...

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Forced Blood Draws in Ohio DUI Cases

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Forced Blood Draws"][/caption]A law that will go into effect Tuesday, Sept. 30, states drivers with prior DUI offenses who are suspected of driving while drunk must take a breath-alcohol test.  If drivers refuse, authorities can take them to get a mandatory blood or urine test.  The law intends to help prosecutors in cases of repeat offenders and deter drunken driving. Repeat offenders used to be able to refuse a breath-alcohol test.  www.DaytonDailyNews.com If you find yourself facing a DUI/OVI charge in the Miami Valley, contact Charles M. Rowland II at 937-318-1DUI or 1-888-ROWLAND. ...

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