I have been a successful RN in Pennsylvania for 7 years and love being a nurse. One big problem: I am participating in a Voluntary Recovery Program for prior drug abuse, have attended rehab, have been clean for over 1year, and am ready to apply for my MO nursing license and move on with my life. My question is, anyone out there have a similar experience? And, if so, any tips on how to write an explanation of past actions, and how my recovery has progressed enough to warrent a positive outcome in applying for my license? The MO RN endorsement application instruction letter states I need to,
" provide a notarized statement of a detailed description of the circumstances surrounding the disciplinary action and a thorough description of the rehabilitative changes in your lifestyle since the time of the offense that would enable you to avoid future occurences. "
Any ideas? Or, anyone with a similar experience who successfully applied and was issued a license? Or did I, unfortunately, throw away any chance of becoming a successful nurse again?:smackingf
Any insight would be appreciated greatly.