**I'm adding this to General Discussion in case anyone is in the HR dept, or has friends having experienced this, if not themselves.
I'd like to know if anyone in TN has been hired as an RN with a DUI? How were your (or anyone you may know) experiences at specific hospitals/facilities as far as being hired or turned down because of a DUI charge? I don't waste efforts applying places that have policies against it! I really don't want my dreams
and years of hard work to disappear for something that would never effect my work. Please no lectures, I'm down enough, and as I found out recently, these things can happen to any one of you at any time
I was turned down for a job where they loved me because my DUI is still pending, and I am devastated! I wasn't even drunk at the time (630am), just on my way home to go back to bed from having drinks the night (4-5 hours) before. Can't believe THAT is ruining my life! Annny advice?
ALSO...Is this something I must tell the BON in TN? Is that when I actually get the court ruling? What normally happens as punishment, if anything? THANKS GUYS!!!!!!!
First things first: Take responsibility for your actions. As of this posting, I dont think you have. And yes, your "dreams and years of hard work" WILL be affected. Statistics prove that they will.And no, this could NOT happen to some of us. Asserting otherwise will only serve against you.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 5, '12