Because Driving Under the Influence, a DUI charge, involves a nurse using drugs or alcohol, nurses may be required to submit an evaluation or even enroll in an Impaired Nurses Program.
Disciplinary actions of any kind are decided on by the Florida Board of Nursing. The board may decide whether or not to conduct their own investigations related t the charge.
For a first-time DUI charge, it is unlikely a nurse will have their nursing license revoked. A second or third DUI conviction, though, may carry more serious consequences with the Board.
To learn more about how DUI charges can affect professional license in Florida, visit our blog: "How to Protect Your Professional License and Yourself when Charged with DUI in Florida".