I just got my license back after 10 mos. I am not on the internet, and have no narcotic restriction. Wouldn't you think that makes things a little easier????? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it does not. I cannot get a job, even though I did not divert, even in a nursing home. I am testd weekly, and have been clean and sober for over a year. I am very discouraged, and wondered what other careers nurses go into, because here'e the other bit of bad news. I will not make anything like I was making in the hospital for several years; I would say a deficit of about 10.00 per hour exists. So I'm thinking...I'm almost finished with a coding course on line, and I was ethinking of learning MDS, but truly, I'm no whiner...I got myself into this, but it seems like the monetary punishment is part of the package. I have learned slowly to love myself, and will not go to work for 20 to 25 dollars an hour. I'm thinking of real estate, finishing my coding class, taking the nursing home administrator's test, going tback to school for my MSN, I don't know. But I will not be demeaned by the hourly wage I'm being offered. Where do nurses go when they quit nursing?