Hello all, I am a new RN. I have overcome some big issues to get here. I have a history of shoplifting in 1997 and then again in 2001. Both misdemeanor convictions, both deferred adjudication. Both of these charges committed when I was young and depressed, still no excuse. I things could not get worse, I was arrested in 2010 for shoplifting, but it was seriously not my fault this time. I was just with the wrong person, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. I was arrested, but the charges were dropped since I really didn't do anything wrong, but the arrest is still on my record. I have already spilled my guts to the BON who took mercy on me and allowed me to take my boards. They gave me 6 mos probationary period on my license when I received it, but the probationary period starts once I get hired and whoever is my supervisor at the time will have to send quarterly reports on my performance. So here is my situation now, I passed the boards on my first attempt, and now am looking for employment. Unfortunately, I have so many problems because the employers can see that my license is on probation, they ask why, and I have to tell them all about the ghosts in my closet. It has been really miserable for me because I have had only a phone interview and it was from the human resources of a hospital I would really like to work in. I am sad because after the phone interview, no calls for any live interview. I have no idea if I will ever get a job. I am a person with two children and no job. I really need some good advice. I have been nothing but honest and still no bites.
Don be discouraged. The truth is you are reckless. Protect your license. You spent all this time in school and board licensure, i kno wsome one that is working with criminal background. Most employers wouldn't check it. So continue applying for job. Some one will give you a chance. Just be truthfull in your application if the issue comes up during interview, admit you made a mistake and plead for a chance to correct your pasts. Get involved in chrch. Forgiveness comes form the man upstairs. Good luck and never give up.
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