If you are drunk, don't drive! - page 12

If you are a nurse, and you drive while you are drunk; the Board of Nursing can suspend your nursing license for good!!! This is hard to believe...but it is true!!!!... Read More

  1. by   piper_for_hire
    Quote from workinfortheweekend
    Ummm just a thought but last time I checked being overweight and smoking are NOT illegal.
    But they may be immoral - say goodbye to your license.

    -S
  2. by   nuangel1
    Quote from Ann RN
    Oh, OK. So you had a bad day, go out for a few drinks, and kill someone on the way home. And if that someone were my loved one, you bet your patooty I do not think you should ever be a nurse again. I'd fight every which way I can to have your license taken away until the day after never.
    1st off i wouldn't personally.i was not speaking about me.no there is no excuse for drunk driving however 1 has nothing to do directly with the other .you have a right to your opinion i have a right to mine .i also want the md's held to same standard . stay out of my personal life as long as i am not doing anything illegal.
  3. by   jimthorp
    Quote from Ann RN
    OK, so in the case of a pedophile who just happens to be a "terrific nurse" but only abuses children when he is off duty - is he "nobody's damn business"?
    He is somebody's business just not the BON's. There are already laws to address the problem.

    I don't think comparing a pedophile, batterer, murderer, rapist, etc to a DUI is a fair comparison. All but the later is a deliberate act against another human being. A DUI is not.
  4. by   Tweety
    Quote from jimthorp
    He is somebody's business just not the BON's. There are already laws to address the problem.

    I don't think comparing a pedophile, batterer, murderer, rapist, etc to a DUI is a fair comparison. All but the later is a deliberate act against another human being. A DUI is not.

    I respectfully disagree.

    Drinking and driving is like picking up a loaded gun and shooting it in a crowd. Sometimes you hit someone, sometimes you don't. Just because there are times you don't doesn't mean it's not a deliberate act against another human being.

    Most BON's disagree with you that having a criminal conviction is not their business. Here in Florida a sex crime will cause you to loose your license quicker than a DUI.
  5. by   jimthorp
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Not merely mine but about every nurse manager I have come in contact with. But then they are nurse managers.
    Given the frequency of postings here regarding the unscrupulous actions of nurse managers, I'm not surprised.
  6. by   jimthorp
    Quote from workinfortheweekend
    What it comes down to...is being responsible for your actions...both on and off the job.
    Agreed but this isn't what the debate is about.
  7. by   jimthorp
    Quote from Tweety
    I respectfully disagree.

    Drinking and driving is like picking up a loaded gun and shooting it in a crowd. Sometimes you hit someone, sometimes you don't. Just because there are times you don't doesn't mean it's not a deliberate act against another human being.

    Most BON's disagree with you that having a criminal conviction is not their business. Here in Florida a sex crime will cause you to loose your license quicker than a DUI.

    The distinction between being deliberate or not is made by the "intent".

    I'd be willing to bet that a majority of those here that support the BON sticking their nose into their private life, have at one time or another operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
  8. by   Ann RN
    Quote from nuangel1
    1st off i wouldn't personally.i was not speaking about me.no there is no excuse for drunk driving however 1 has nothing to do directly with the other .you have a right to your opinion i have a right to mine .i also want the md's held to same standard . stay out of my personal life as long as i am not doing anything illegal.
    With all due respect, DUI is doing something illegal.
  9. by   Ann RN
    Quote from jimthorp
    He is somebody's business just not the BON's. There are already laws to address the problem.

    I don't think comparing a pedophile, batterer, murderer, rapist, etc to a DUI is a fair comparison. All but the later is a deliberate act against another human being. A DUI is not.
    Oh, yes it is. DUI carries the possibility that you may "deliberately act against another human being" by killing him.
  10. by   piper_for_hire
    Whether it is illegal or not is a red herring.

    -S
  11. by   jimthorp
    Quote from Ann RN
    Oh, yes it is. DUI carries the possibility that you may "deliberately act against another human being" by killing him.
    No question a drunk driver has the possibility of killing someone but that is not their intent.

    Your rationale escapes me as everyone who drives a motor vehicle carries the possibility that he/she may kill someone.
  12. by   Ann RN
    Quote from jimthorp
    No question a drunk driver has the possibility of killing someone but that is not their intent.

    Your rationale escapes me as everyone who drives a motor vehicle carries the possibility that he/she may kill someone.
    The outcome is still the same. Everyone who drives a motor vehicle UNDER THE INFLUENCE carries the possibility that he/she may kill someone.
  13. by   jimthorp
    Quote from Ann RN
    Everyone who drives a motor vehicle UNDER THE INFLUENCE carries the possibility that he/she may kill someone.
    Everyone who drives a motor vehicle, WHETHER DRUNK OR NOT, carries the potential to kill someone so your rationale for intent is baseless.

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