I got my first DUI during the third semester of my ADN program. Upon graduating and applying for the NCLEX, I was denied my license. I decided to appeal the denial and go for my BSN while waiting for a settlement with the board. In the summer of 2017 I signed the settlement that granted my license on probation. Since then, I have been studying for the NCLEX and awaiting the ATT from Pearson. With that said, my probationary period has not started and I do not have my RN license.
About a month ago, I slipped up and got a second DUI. I know--its downright stupid. I have since been attending AA meetings and quit drinking altogether. Since the incident, I've thought that I had completely ruined my life. I have been contemplating my next move, and have considered giving up on the possibility of ever becoming a nurse. Each and every day I've been exploring alternate career options. In the end, Im lead to look at the bit of hope that I have that it will be okay.
A few days after I was arrested, I received a letter from the BRN inquiring about the incident. I will wait until the court date to gather the necessary files and mitigating evidence.
Does anyone have any experience with disciplinary actions with a license on probation?
Any advice on what I should do in the meantime? I've been considering another degree, volunteering, etc.