CA board denying application for license by nclex exam, appeal? or stipulate? - page 3

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I unfortunately received a letter yesterday denying my application for examination for previous DUI's. I thought I waited long enough to apply, guess not. One was in 6/07 and the other 5/08. Now the letter says I can appeal but... Read More


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    I unfortunately received a letter yesterday denying my application for examination for previous DUI's. I thought I waited long enough to apply, guess not. One was in 6/07 and the other 5/08. Now the letter says I can appeal but if denial is upheld I cannot reapply until a year after that decision. I could not appeal and can reapply one year from the date of this letter or It also says if I appeal in place of a formal hearing I can request an aggreement or stipulation that is somehow worked out between the Attorney General's office, the board and I. I then may be able to obtain a license on a revoked status if I pass the test and placed on probationary status. (and that's IF the board agreed to the stipulation) IS THAT SOMETHING I SHOULD REQUEST TO DO, OR JUST NOT APPEAL AT ALL???????? Because the formal hearing doesn't sound like the way to go, I'm sure the denial would be upheld.
    Hi. I hope your situation is all cleared up and you had a good outcome! I am recently going through the same thing. I am also in CA and was recently denied to take NCLEX. I got 2 DUI's one in 2002 and one in 2003my BAC was prett high at .3 and .15. I am waiting on the attorney general to make a statement of issues and send it to the BRN. I then have to decide if I want to appeal or reach a stipulated aggreement. I would sincerley appretiate if you could share with me what you did and what the outcome was (thats if you have reached one yet). I am so confused and have soooo many questions and no answers.
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    I am also in the same boat... I have over 10 years of sobriety and the last time I was in trouble with the law was in 2001... I am also a CA resident... I submitted my package of necessary materials with my application back in the beginning of February... I am awaiting my ATT letter (approval to take test)...and hopefully I will get it. I just wish that there would be a better guideline from the beginning other that 'case by case basis'....currently I work full time as a CNA (love my job!), and I had no problem getting that... JUST SO NERVOUS...please keep us updated.
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    I just received my denial letter today for getting a dui (while in School) a year ago. I'm trying to decide if it is worth appealing or if I should wait the year and re-apply. From the posts I've read, it sounds like appealing takes almost that long anyway, and going the stipulation route may be even worse because of the probation causing issues with finding work, etc. I gave the BRN all the documents they asked for and have not collected any new material since. So I don't know if appealing would even be worth it since I have nothing further to show. I would greatly appreciate any advice. Obviously I'm devastated and believe I just wasted two hard, long years and fifty grand.
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    DJYoung- I am in your exact boat. I received a DUI in my last semester of school (June 2011) and received my denial letter just yesterday. I was wondering the same thing about the appeal process but am seeking legal advice. I will let you know what I find out. Please let me know what you end up doing and the outcome. Thanks!
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    hi guys,
    i made a honest mistake while taking nclex !
    used my cell to text in my break !
    anyhow, to cut it short, my application is denied
    and, dont know really know how should i proceed my appeal process?
    or, just one year from the date of today ? after one year, i can smoothly
    take nclex exam??
    please shed me some lights !!!
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    I just got my letter of denial for licesnsure as an RN. I had a drug conviction, driving on a suspended license, and a disturbing the peace on my record, all of which is over 10 years old. I have over 11 years of sobriety, 240 hours of patient centered volunteer work (which I had earned awards of recognition), graduated RN program with honors, and have been working as CNA for about one year. I did all that was required of me when applying for licensure, such as get letters of character, certified court papers, letter of explanation, proof of rehabilitiation, etc...I graduated Dec. 2011 and just now got my letter of rejection. I am devasted.I know I have made some serious errors in my life, but I also know that I am a different person today.

    Moving forward, I am planning on hiring a nurse attorney...
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    I just got my letter of denial for licesnsure as an RN. I had a drug conviction, driving on a suspended license, and a disturbing the peace on my record, all of which is over 10 years old. I have over 11 years of sobriety, 240 hours of patient centered volunteer work (which I had earned awards of recognition), graduated RN program with honors, and have been working as CNA for about one year. I did all that was required of me when applying for licensure, such as get letters of character, certified court papers, letter of explanation, proof of rehabilitiation, etc...I graduated Dec. 2011 and just now got my letter of rejection. I am devasted.I know I have made some serious errors in my life, but I also know that I am a different person today.

    Moving forward, I am planning on hiring a nurse attorney...
    Hi nitenurse4ever, I am currently debating whether or not I should pursue a BSN. I have a midemeanor battery charge from when I was a juvenile (14 years). I recently got a livescan done to see what would show up and my charge does come up. It has been 6 years since my arrest/charge and by the time I graduate nursing school it will have been 8 years. I thought that was a safe amount of time but after seeing your story I'm not so sure.

    I can't believe they would deny you for charges that are over 10 years old. I know from experience that so much has changed since I got arrested and I would never dream of making the same mistake again. It's such a shame that the board can't see that.

    Do you know know of any nurse attorneys who I might be able to talk to about my case? And also, please keep us updated with what happens.
    I really don't know what to do anymore. Should I take the chance? Or not....
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    Hello tiredmommy... right now as it stands, I will be appealing the decision of the BRN to deny my license knowing that I will be lucky to have a restricted license at the end of the journey...which will make it even harder (and currently it is already PLENTY hard to get hired as a new grad nurse) to get a job...Honestly, had I known what was in store for me from the beginning, I may not have pursued my AA in nursing. I would have chosen something else in the medical field that does not have anything to do with passing out meds,as this seems to be their biggest beef with me. I will tell you though, that nursing school was a HUGE sacrifice, not just for me, but my family as well...and judging by your name, you have a family as well. I spent 5 years getting my AA 3 of which I went to school part time due to having a family...and the 2 years in the program was nothing short of hellish..and at the end of it all, after 10+years of being clean and sober, graduating Magna Cum Laude, etc, the best thing I can hope for is a restricted license with a couple years of probabtion...and worst case scenario is...well... NO license at all.
    I hope that in 5 years I can say, "Yeah it was worth it", but as it stands currently, I do not know.
    In hindsight, maybe I should have gone with Physical Therapy, or Respiratory Therapy, or something like that...
    (Also though, may I add that I am in California, and here, I have been told by many attorneys, the Board of Registered Nurses is very strict.)
    At any rate, what I would do if I were you is to talk to an attorney before you make a decision. There is a website that lists nurse attorneys..I would definitely use that resource. It is called the American Association of Nurse Attorneys. It is easy to search for a referral from there.
    Good luck!
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    hey callt84 it happen to me samething but i was able to retake the exam after i told them i dnt want to appeal, then few weeks later i got reexamination letter i failed and the 3rd time i think i pass coz of the pop up then i got the letter saying my application denied.
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    HI mr.needhelp,
    what is your current situation now? did you appeal or what happened?


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