So I was convicted of multiple charges over a 3-4 year period ranging from possessions, DUI, and misdemeanor theft charges in Maryland. All my charges are misdemeanors. I have recently been going to school and getting all my prerequisites done to apply for nursing school. The last charge that I was convicted of was in 2009 or beginning of 2010. I have went through an intense drug court program and have maintained sobriety. I am planning on applying for nursing school in the fall and I am extremely nervous that my past is going to come haunt me and prevent me from becoming a nurse. By the time that I am done school it will be 2016 and 7-8 years will have gone by. Can anyone help me please with maybe a similar situation or something. I have an overwhelming feeling that things will work out for me but still am extremely nervous. Just looking for some similar situations or words of wisdom. Thanks!!