Hi, I am getting very concerned reading these posts and wondering if I am making a big mistake. I will be attending an accelerated BSN program next May. Two years and 79 days ago I got a DUI after a relapse. I am an alcoholic and have known that for many years. A pattern of dissatisfaction with my then career and not attending to meetings and other aspects of my recovery led to my return to alcohol and the inevitable consequences.
I know that when I apply to sit for the exam I will need to disclose this and it will be an issue but I am really concerned about the possible license restrictions etc. and not being able to get another job. I am a male in my forties and this would be a second career. I never had a problem with any other drug or other legal issues. Right now, I am just trying to maintain a record of my recovery efforts. I attend AA three times a week, have a sponsor and check in with a substance abuse counselor once a every three weeks. I have records of all of this. I have not touched alcohol since the arrest and was actually hoping to work in a field related to substance abuse. Recovery is the most important part of my life. However, I may well want to work in another area like ER and I don't want to go through all this time and expense just to get the door slammed on me. Anyone wih any ideas, stories experience?