Will a DWI effect my nursing career?

  1. About 3 years ago I received a DWI in long Island and i deeply regret it for doing such a thing. I was young and stupid. Right now I am planning to do a career change to nursing and currently working on the prerequisites for the nursing program.

    I just found out that requiring a nursing license will require to answer a yes/no answer if I was ever arrested for a misdemeanor(DWI). Since I need to answer yes I want to know how much it will effect me of getting a nursing license?

    Should I even bother pursuing a nursing career? Is there anything I should do now to get a better chance of getting a license? Any advice and things to expect will be greatly appreciated.

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  3. by   donsterRN
    Unfortunately, this is a question that is asked frequently by new members of the forums. However, no one here can give you that answer. Whether or not you might be, will be or should be granted a license to practice nursing is completely up to your state BON (Board of Nursing). Your best bet is to contact them directly.

    Good luck to you.