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1) Can you get a job as an RN with a DUI?

2) Can you work in a pharmacy if youve been to rehab?

3) Can you work in Psych is you've been admitted on a 5150?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Has 40 years experience. Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

Why do you ask?

Homework? What does your research tell you?

That was unhelpful. Next reply please.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Has 9 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

The answer to all of your questions are "it depends".

Your questions are ambiguous and if they are homework you have to do it yourself. Next post please.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Has 40 years experience. Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

That was unhelpful. Next reply please.

I asked for clarification.

BTW: Posting on an internet forum like this opens you up to all manner of comments. You don't get to dictate how people reply.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Has 30 years experience. Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU.

Sometimes it's just best to roll your eyes and move along.

Your mental health history should have no bearing on your ability to work anywhere in nursing , as long as you are currently stable.

As far as your legal history, ie DUI, you need to check with your BON. I honestly do not know. I think there are multiple factors involved and every State has different rules, on a case by case basis.

In my State, I have known nurses who were able to continue working after these types of issues, but I believe they were required to attend outpatient treatment, at least for a time.

No one here can give you a definitive answer without a lot more information.

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Has 25 years experience. Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

1] maybe

2] maybe

3] maybe

The answers are as ambiguous as the questions. There are just too many variables between state licensing requirements and employer requirements to say yes or no.


Has 13 years experience. Specializes in PICU.


So much would depend. The answer to all three of your questions could be Maybe....

You have not provided sufficient information, and even if you provide a little more information it still would depend on what State you live in, location, current and past situation, and many other factors

Like others have said it depends. If you are too lazy to do a little research ...


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