About to graduate with my BSN and have a few questions about DUIs

  1. Hi there!
    As mentioned in the title, I'll graduate this May (2013) with my BSN. However, I received a DUI in Decemeber 2011. I've not been in any other trouble than this and I've most definitely learned from the situation. I know the process that I'll have to go through with the BON and I'm confident that I'll receive the "okay" to take the NCLEX, though it may be a several months down the road.
    With background details out of the way....
    My real question is: how hard will it be for me to find a job as an RN once I have my license?
    Also, I know I won't be able to work with a temporary license until I get the "okay" to test. Does anyone have any job ideas in the mean time? I was considering trying to work as a CNA, or similar, until I get my license; however, I tried to get a job as a CNA a few months ago, and no hospitals would even consider my application because of my DUI.
    Any advice would be helpful...
    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   Esme12
    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    The are nurses that frequent this forum familiar with the process and can give you the best advice. Moved to "criminal history forum"