I am in the process of filling out the application with the State to take the NCLEX and apply for my license. In 2001, when I was 19, I was ticketed for a Minor Consumption and later arrested for a DUI and another minor consumption b/c I was underage while driving under the influence. I got a lawyer, paid my dues and everything was taken care of. The application is asking that I have a sworn affidavit with all related details, dates and locations for my arrests. First of all, what is a sworn affidavit? Do I need a lawyer for this? Where do I get a sworn affidavit? Also, I am not sure of the exact dates as this happened so long ago. I have a copy of my background check that I used to enroll in the Nursing Program I took, but my lawyer at the time somehow combined my charges into 1 so that I would not have to pay as many fines and it would look better on my record so it doesn't have the exact dates of both the arrests. I guess I am just looking for any assistance or advice possible. Should I get a lawyer to get the exact dates, before submitting my application? Should I expect trouble getting my license in IN due to my past criminal history? This is so disheartening because I am a different person now and have not been in trouble since. Thank you in advance for any help!
Jul 5, '12
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 5, '12