Hi, I'm a recent graduate. I applied for my license and disclosed my prior criminal infractions from 1999. I received notification to have a drug and alcohol eval, which I did, and just heard today that despite it going well they are still requiring me to be monitored. I am so disappointed. I have been clean for 13 years, married, 3 kids, own a home, graduated first in my nursing class with numerous awards, etc. Spent most of the day crying about it. I really thought that if they saw how hard I've worked that they would allow me to work unmonitored. Unfortunately, I cannot get the misdemeanor drug charge off my record. My PNAP case manager pretty much said that if it could be expunged this wouldn't happen. But I can't, so it is what it is. After feeling sorry for myself for a about 6 hours and crying off and on, I decided to cut that out and see if anyone knows of a good place to start when looking for a job. It will not be easy! New grad, no experience, criminal record (even though 14 years old), and now monitoring.
Anyone have any advice? I really need some encouragement.