Unfortunately, if you apply in another state, you wll most likely have to start over, with their program for your drug conviction, before you can get a license, and in most places now it will be restricted or probationary for a period of time, which means there is little chance of a travel company hiring you. It will also cost you many thousand$ to go through the process in any state. In the new digital world, I can assure you that your arrest is in at least 20 databases that I am aware of, and there is 'no' chance, none, that your background will not be found out. I would advise anyone not to even think for a second not to reveal your background upfront, there is no way around it. I'll add this caveat- though: Being denied a license, or having it revoked, etc. is not usually a lifetime thing- some states (AZ as an example) allow you to reapply after 5 years after your license is revoked. Maybe with so many nurses with impiared licenses, and the so-called shortage, and the explosion in old people, and Obamacare adding millions to health care, maybe BONs may re-examine their harsh penalties? Who knows.