Do any of you personally know an individual who has lost his/her license to practice nursing or medicine?
Let me start. I once worked with an RN who was on my state's peer assistance program, which is designed to keep nurses employed who have had previous or current issues with addiction to drugs or alcohol. This nurse specifically had an addiction to hydrocodone. After the formal charges appeared on her license, no hospital in the area would hire her. Therefore, she had to accept employment as a charge nurse at a nursing home.
Unfortunately, she did not complete all the terms of the peer assistance program successfully, and her license was revoked a couple of years ago. She had not been a nurse for very long, and was youngish (in her 30s).