can I get a job with an "action" taken on my license?

  1. Hey everyone, I just moved from FL. to WA and am getting endorsed for LPN. I have two misdemeanors on my record from 6 years ago, way before I became a nurse, they are negligent driving and possession of drug paraphernalia (pot pipe... wasn't mine) anyways, they issued me a license but listed on the license web credentials page that there was an action taken and that I have had a misdemenor. Will I still be able to get a job with this??? It looks BAD in black and white but I have a license none the less....I am confused. Florida never put it on my license they just made me go through a counseling program for nurses. Please help if anyone has ever had this problem...I am about to go look for work but I am so scared of how to explain this!!!!!
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  3. by   gentle
    Quote from mizdemenorlpn
    Hey everyone, I just moved from FL. to WA and am getting endorsed for LPN. I have two misdemeanors on my record from 6 years ago, way before I became a nurse, they are negligent driving and possession of drug paraphernalia (pot pipe... wasn't mine) anyways, they issued me a license but listed on the license web credentials page that there was an action taken and that I have had a misdemenor. Will I still be able to get a job with this??? It looks BAD in black and white but I have a license none the less....I am confused. Florida never put it on my license they just made me go through a counseling program for nurses. Please help if anyone has ever had this problem...I am about to go look for work but I am so scared of how to explain this!!!!!
    Please look under the Various Nursing Topics Forum for Nursing career advice. It is here that you will find a sticky relating to your situation. Best wishes.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    You need to contact the board of nursing where you wish to be licensed. We can't offer this type of advice.

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