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 misdemeanor. I graduated in December and was initially denied the chance to take the NCLEX. After receiving a letter from the board I opted to go into a stipulated agreement with them. From there the attorney generals office drafted a statement of issues and sent it to the board. It took about a month but in the end the brn dropped the charges against me and is allowing me to take my nclex. I think what helped me was being honest and persistent. So don't let the process get you down and press on.