I apologize in advance if this sounds repetitive but I am so depressed! During the few days I have been on this forum nonstop, trying to find success stories but I can not seem to find any. I think I came across one or two and found out that they have been offered the job, and once the background check was done their offer had been declined. I feel pretty much hopeless. The conclusion seems to be that it IS possible to get into nursing school, and then your license with some time, but then impossible to get a job.
My story: 9 years ago, I was 18 when I was arrested for petty theft. (First and only) I can't rememeber exactly what happened after- I was in such shock and disappointment with myself. Anyway my lawyer told me that I would be granted a ACD and my case would be sealed if I was not arrested again. I attended a class as well. I'm not sure if I was a "YO" so I am mailing the FBI a record request to make sure it was sealed.....
I guess I just wanted someone to talk to. The only family I have right now is my older brother and if he found out, he would look at me completely differently. I am so sad. Who knew that one mistake would keep me from my dream? It's unbelievable because I recognize my terrible mistake but it is NOT in any way the person I am today.
I guess I would like to know if there are any nurses with an actual job who have a sealed record? And any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.