I am currently a student at SJRCC in the state of Florida. I have almost completed my pre-requisites for the nursing program and will be applying in the spring for both SJRCC and FSCJ's summer term. I am extremely nervous due to the fact that i have made some very stupid choices in my past. I am currently 23 and have been charged with a misdemeanor of marijuana/paraphernalia 3 times in my past. The first time was in march of 2007, the second in january of 2009, and the third in March 2009, all of which i was given the defferment program where i had community service, fines, and classes to take. When i apply for the program it will have been almost 2 years since the latest incident, and when i finish and sit for the NCLEX it will have been a lil over three and a half. I no longer smoke it, but even still I know your past can haunt you. I am getting very nervous due to the fact that NO ONE can give me any inkling as to whether or not i even have a chance. I understand that each person is reviewed on a case by case basis, but 18 months is just a long time to throw away. I am just curious as to wether or not any of you might have any advice or personnel reference for me.
Last edit by McBecca on Oct 20, '10
Oct 20, '10
There is a forum here on Allnurses that can help you with this. Click here
. I will say your charges are pretty recent and close together. You may want to hire a lawyer to see if you can have the records expunged. I've read about people having trouble with drug charges over a decade past.
Oct 21, '10
Do you know anything about whether or not the fact that i was never officially charged will matter? I have spoken to a lawyer but u can only have one charge expunged/sealed so it really doesn't seem like it would help any since there is more than one charge for the same offense. I was also told that they can view your record even the parts that were expunged/sealed.