has anyone been successful in obtaining their rn license and finding a job (specifically for the state of ca) with a juvenile criminal offense on his/her record? or has anyone been denied either licensure or employment because of this offense as a minor? if your answer is yes to either of these what’s your story?
my story: i am 30 years old and looking into transitioning into the nursing field (rn, dnp). however, i have a blemish on my record. at 14 years old, i was arrested for curfew violation and possession of alcohol (not influence of alcohol). i attended a 1-day behavioral course and paid a fine. i’m concerned this will affect my chances of obtaining an rn license or adversely affect my opportunities for employment as an rn.
i know the best route to take is contacting the bon for ca… but i’m curious if anyone has been in my situation and is now a practicing rn. i’d love to hear your story.
thanks for sharing and any advice!:d