I am a CNA who works in my local veteran hospital. I am an ex offender and recovering addict. My last crime was in 2005. I was granted my waiver which allows me to work as a CNA and a nurse also. I am a recent grad with a BA, but I now want to go to nursing school and get my ASN. I was wondering if anyone knew if my waiver from the registry will help me when I go into a nursing program or will I still be turned down. I have no felonies but two misdemeanor assaults. I have been out of that life for six years and I'm at fault but is my chances of being a nurse only a dream. Please constructive advice only.