My success story. California brn with a dui. - page 4
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I just wanted to post some info about the California BRN and dui's since there isn't a lot of information out there. In my 3rd semester of school I made a stupid decision to drink and drive. I got caught and received a... Read More
- 0May 22, '13 by Sunflw37I'm in a similar situation and I had a couple questions for you... What was your BAC if you don't mind? I just graduated in Dec 2012 and have a DUI from 2010 that has been dissmissed by the court earlier this year. I was initially denied but allowed to still take the NCLEX after 3 months of waiting for my denial letter. I took the test but part of the agreement was that I would not know my results until my appeal is dealt with. I took the NCLEX April 4th and haven't heard anything yet. I tried to pierson vue trick and got the good pop up but I'm not sure if that works in my case. So frustrated just waiting... Is there a department at the Attorney General's office that will give updates? The BRN would not give me any information other than to wait... How long did it take to get your stipulated agreement or any contact from the AG?
- 0May 22, '13 by Meriwhen Senior ModeratorQuote from Sunflw37All that the "good pop-up" means is that you (probably) passed the NCLEX. Unfortunately, all you can do now is to wait to see if the BON will license you. I hope it won't take too long for them to give you an answer one way or the other.I'm in a similar situation and I had a couple questions for you... What was your BAC if you don't mind? I just graduated in Dec 2012 and have a DUI from 2010 that has been dissmissed by the court earlier this year. I was initially denied but allowed to still take the NCLEX after 3 months of waiting for my denial letter. I took the test but part of the agreement was that I would not know my results until my appeal is dealt with. I took the NCLEX April 4th and haven't heard anything yet. I tried to pierson vue trick and got the good pop up but I'm not sure if that works in my case. So frustrated just waiting... Is there a department at the Attorney General's office that will give updates? The BRN would not give me any information other than to wait... How long did it take to get your stipulated agreement or any contact from the AG?
Best of luck.
- 0Jul 24, '13 by lysosomeThis post is for Sunflw137. I'm in the exact situation. I took my board like 2 weeks after you. I also signed a waiver for the BRN not to release the results. I did the Pearson Vue trick and it took me straight to credit card. Some how I wasn't supposed to find out results but I did anyway. I basically failed. So, I resubmitted my application to the board and my file was already in Endorcement. With the exception they had already sent my case to the general attorney. It's been almost 3 months now and I barely received my respondent letter to appeal. Hopefully from what I was told. The process is pretty fast once you get that letter. The only different is you passed and I didn't. Meaning when your case settle, the BRN will issue you your license and as for me I'll have to retake mine. Hope that help.
- 0Aug 23, '13 by On_ESunflw37 I know its been a while since you posted here but I am currently in the exact same situation.. I took NCLEX, stopped at 76 questions and got a good pop up. I'm wondering if that good pop was in fact "good" for you?.. I'm really freaked out and don't know what to make of it. Let me know how your situation went please. Thanks!
- 0Aug 27, '13 by Sunflw37I submitted my application to the BRN the first week of January. Got denied in March but chose to take the NCLEX and not find out my results. I took the NCLEX April 4th. My file was sent to the Attorney General's office mid April. I just last Saturday August 24th received my Statement of Issues from the AG. This is a written case against me from the AG stating that the board had denied me and I am appealing. My choices now are attempt to settle with the board or have an official hearing. From what I have heard it is pointless to schedule a hearing because they are so backlogged that it would not be until next March 2014! Hopefully within the next few weeks I will hear back about an offer from the board to settle.
- 0Sep 6, '13 by kirkk28hi.... I studied long and hard for my nclex for 3 months and gave it in April. The day after giving my exam I thought I deserved to go have dinner and some wine with a friend since I had literally not stepped out of my house in months. I got dui that night, my blood alcohol came out to .18 which was impossible because I had 2 glasses of wine about 2 hours before driving with dinner, I wasnt in any way or form intoxicated when I got behind the wheel because if I was I would have never made the mistake to drive. I am a petite person but even so .18 is really high knowing I had wine 2 hours ago that too with food, so I decided to fight the case. My lawyer had an expert look at the report and he noticed that it was incorrect and had the report also took 2-3 months to come in, and I know for a fact that It wasn't correct plus I had passed all the sobriety tests. But 4 months later and extending court dates, my court date was today. For my lawyer to bring in her expert i needed to go to trial which meant a lot more money and time, and outcome changing were still slim so I chose to stick to the 1900$ 3 yr probation, 3 month dui classes, and 8 days workshop. Im really scared on wat to do now cuz a month after the dui i had gotten my result on my nclex and i had passed but the boards did not send me my license, its human nature to make mistakes and I obviously made a huge one. being a nurse has always been my dream and I know .18 is extremely high. Can u please give me some advice on what i should do about the boards, who I should talk to or what I need to provide to get my license. Also will I ever be able to get it?
- 1Sep 21, '13 by CaptainButtWipeRNChecked my "snail' mail today I'm all cleared by the BRN. However, this seems not to be the trend with most of the respondents of his post. It took the OP 6 months to test and 3 1/2 months for myself. In addition to all required documents to supplement the application for examination, I included a cover letter and resume related to my years of civic duty.
- 0Sep 23, '13 by Sunflw37I just got my statement of issues from the attorney general the end of August. Basically it is a legal document that states the board's case against me and my license. I agreed to settle rather than go to court. A hearing would be 8-10 months away and the outcome would likely be unfavorable anyway. The board offered me a settlement about 3 weeks after the SOI. It is the standard agreement that they give to most offenders, licensed or not yet licensed. I blew a .24 so I got all the standard stipulations plus most of the extreme ones. These can be looked up on the board's website. 1-19 include 3 years probation with drug/alcohol testing, counseling, physical and mental doctor's examinations, mandatory nursing classes, supervision as a RN from another RN. You cannot work in home health or any temp agency, flight nurse, or any job where someone would not be able to supervise. You can also not be a supervisor or in charge of anyone else's job duties. You promise to obey all laws, not take any mind altering substance including alcohol, work as an RN under supervision, take the classes, counseling and anything else the Dr or shrink advise. There is a monitor assigned to you that follows your progress and can make changes to the agreement as you go depending on your progress/ reports from Drs, boss', drug tests, monitor ect. Nothing you have already done counts towards any of these things. It must all be done again so the monitor can track it. I agreed to these terms and now I have to wait for the board members to approve the deal, which they only meet about once a month. At that point I will get my license and be assigned a monitor to begin my probation agreement.