Hi everyone, I just signed up for this site because I desperately need advice. I had a felony charge when I was 21. I am now 31 years old. I completed my probation, my community service, paid all my fines, even got the felony reduced to a misdemeanor. All this was done by the time I was 22. I obtained my LVN license when I was 25, and have been working as an LVN ever since.
Now here is my problem. I recently graduated from RN school this past June, and a few days ago received a letter denying my RN application. Of course I will be appealing this denial. After reading what others are going through/have gone through, looks like I will be hiring an attorney. But I am frustrated, sad, and stressed all the same time because I have been working as an LVN for almost 6 years! That charge is the only thing on my record, and was a decade ago. I am a completely different person. I feel like when I am 40, it'll be like... "Oh, we can't hire you because of what you did 20 years ago." Any input would be very much appreciated.