I have a DUI from 17 years ago - back in 1986, and I am wondering if nursing schools would not admit me due to this. Although it was a stupid mistake I made years ago, it was not a felony and it was even in another state and does not pull up on my DMV record today when I do a search. Although I seldom if ever even drink today, and NEVER NEVER drink and drive, I am ashamed about doing this years ago and hope it will not cause me problems getting into nursing school.
Of course, I have not told the Dir. of the Nursing Program, but with my other qualifications, she told me that after finishing my 2 prerequisite courses that I will start in August that I could sign up for her ADN RN program after that and then, I will be able to start in 2005. At the time I sign up on the waiting list, I have to pay for a criminal background check and I do not know what it will show up but if the nursing application forms ask me to include any arrests, I of course will have to include this 1986 DUI that I had. On the Nursing admissions dept, it listed many different convictions that would cause a student to NOT be considered for admission, and DUI was not listed as one of them. However, I am wondering, if it will be a problem. Please help.