DUI Restrictions on Nursing License

  1. Good Afternoon!

    i have a question about having a DUI on your record while trying to become an RN. I have heard several different theories on this and would like some more input.

    I had one when i was 21 years old and am very worried it is going to haunt me in my future.

    Thanks so much!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Lacie
    It would be up to the school you are applying for on how they make determination and also the state you are working in. Each state has different ways of handling these issues. Just be honest on any applications as it shouldnt preclude you from licensure but they may decide to have some type of monitoring. It's really dependant on the situation and where you are.
  4. by   TazziRN
    How old are you now? That makes a difference too.
  5. by   sirI

    questions we seem to be encountering more and more often have to do with the effects of a criminal history on nursing licensure:
    • is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a criminal history?
    • is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a dui or other related charges?
    • what happens if you are charged or convicted of a crime after licensure?
    • can i go to nursing school and/or be licensed if my record has been sealed or expunged?
    these are questions that the members of allnurses.com cannot answer. the only reliable source of information is your state board of nursing.
    please refer to this thread for other information:

    nursing licensure with a criminal history

    good luck.

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