Hey everyone!!! I graduated in December 2011 and just passed my boards March 23, 2012 and now Im in the process of finding a job! Im in a small town in Florida called Tallahassee which is saturated with new grad nurses from 6-8 different colleges and its tough finding a job. I had an interview on Friday which I thought went well but no call...I would have not been too worried but several classmates had an interview the same day as I and they recived a phone call 45 mins after their interview. Im a bit depressed and after 105 nursing applications im bummed out...any advice???
I was offered a great opportunity as an RN in a GN program. But unlike most of you guys I've made really bad decision in my life time. So after being offered the job and being cleared by Occupational Health I received a phone call 2 days before orientation stating my backround came back positive and they would no longer hire me. Grand Theft when I was 18 (which was expunged but still came up, but after I contacted the agency they removed the charge and updated my file) and Petit Theft when I was 19 first year in College. I did not disclose this information because one was expunge ad the other was adjudicated Witheld no conviction. After moving and quitting my old job now I'm in a city and apartment I can not afforded. My life is over. I've shut everyone out of my life because I am humiliated and devastated that I've let everyone down including myself. I think about ending my life a few times a day and pray for strength.It took me a few weeks to write this post because it truly hurts to talk about it. The worst part is I didnt even disclose this information to the BON and now I might loss my license. Life just seems to get worse everyday. I never suffered from depression until now. I'm about to be homeless and I have no one to turn to, but God. I have a few questions to ask please stay positive:
1. Will I loss my license if I try to bring up these arest to the BON?
2. Will I ever be able to work as an RN with these arest records?
3. What states don't allow employers to ask about arest?
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY POST!!!!
PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS GOD BLESS AND TO ALL MY NURSES PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM TROUBLE!
Last edit by love2244 on Jun 21, '12