Last week, the Board of Examiners for Nursing disciplined thirteen nurses across the country. The majority of the nurses had their licenses revoked or suspended because they were abusing drugs or alcohol, which affected their ability to practice. The list of disciplined nurses and their charges can be seen here.
What do you think draws so many nurses toward substance abuse? Could it be the high-stress nature of the profession, easy access to prescription pills, or both? Share your thoughts in a comment.