Nursing Student makes a very stupid decision and recieved a DUI...advice...? - page 4

by lotus1 32,897 Views | 42 Comments

I am a nursing student in California, I am in my first semester of the program. I've read some threads on the matter which I am about to discuss but have not found an answer speicific to my problem. I recently made the worst... Read More


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    Congrats Lotus1,
    hope you do well on exams and get a great newgrad position somewhere soon
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    @Lifeinthefields, Thank you! I got my NCLEX results back 4 days after taking it and I passed! Registered now and looking for employment. Regardless of what people say about finding work being harder than it was before, the job hunt is a welcomed task for me, from where I was at and where I am at now, I feel great. Good luck to all those in school still, newly graduated, and seasoned nurses who see this
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    Please keep us updated with the job search!!!! Best of luck
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    " to all of the posters who replied and insinuated that she had a problem..shame on you! "

    no, don't be ashamed. it's a valid question to raise. as i recall, one screening question for alcoholism is, 'has alcohol ever caused problems in your life?'
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    Hi I recently got stuck in the same situation as you. I was wondering where did you finish your nursing school? Did you have problems getting accepted into clinical rotations?

    I got into west coast university and they said there was no way I can go to school if i am put on probation during nursing. Please let me know if you have any advice.

    How much is a lawyer? Is it nessesary to get one or should i just talk to the DA and reason with them the best way possible?
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    I would rather not state the school I attended. As for rotations, it was hit and miss during semester registering. I had to look at the hospital sites that were offered with each instructor, it wasn't ideal (for my educational purposes), but I chose the sections/instructors that were at more "forgiving" hospitals. Lawyers come in all different price ranges (mine was around $1,800). For me to say that having one is "necessary" is beyond my scope of expertise, but I will say that I believe having one helped me, and I think contacting a lawyer is a wise choice. I wish you the best with your situation and I wish you the best! Keep the thread updated as to how your story unfolds, if you wish!
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    Hey Stu. Nurse,
    I am in a similar predicament, I got a DUI in 2010, and was about to submit my application to the BRN... Did you access all your court/arrest documents, along with your reference letters and personal statement at once? Did you have any trouble getting access to these documents? I am running into walls trying to find someone to call me back from records...

    Any info would be helpful, I really have no idea how to proceed.
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    Hi there! Have you heard about any recent grads who had a past expunged dui and still got licensed?
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    Quote from shars
    Hey Stu. Nurse,
    I am in a similar predicament, I got a DUI in 2010, and was about to submit my application to the BRN... Did you access all your court/arrest documents, along with your reference letters and personal statement at once? Did you have any trouble getting access to these documents? I am running into walls trying to find someone to call me back from records...

    Any info would be helpful, I really have no idea how to proceed.
    Hey Shars did you get your license?? I have a dui from 2004 and a wreckless driving (accident not related to drugs/alcohol) in 1991 and I am afraid I may be denied. Did you get your dui expunged? Please tell us your story!
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    Quote from mcandts
    Hi there! Have you heard about any recent grads who had a past expunged dui and still got licensed?
    I have a misdemeanor DUI. The BVNPT sent me a warning letter that if it happened again I would be risking disciplinary action. Talk about ...understatement?


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