Nursing Student makes a very stupid decision and recieved a DUI...advice...? - pg.4 | allnurses

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

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.... Read More

  1. Visit  SuzieVN profile page
    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?
  2. Visit  honeylet80 profile page
    Hi Lotus,

    I am new here and found this thread while looking for info regarding grad students who were arrested for dui before taking nclex. Can you share us updates of you status? Did you get your RN license and are you now working as a nurse?
  3. Visit  lotus1 profile page
    Hello honeylet80 and all others,

    Sorry for the lag in responses. I haven't kept up with this thread in ages. I am currently a practicing RN on a telemetry unit. I made it! It took some time, 6 months, getting a chance from the BRN, but once they let me through I took/passed my NCLEX. Then took another 6 months to land an unpaid internship with a hospital on their Tele unit. I worked through that for a few months and landed my intended position! Here I am almost a year and a half later in my career and am now looking at schools to further my education, but now I'm looking at Nursing/Health Informatics as I took part in the implementation of CPOE at my hospital as a super user and thoroughly loved it! Too sum it all up, it does get better if your truly sorry for your mistakes and work your butt off to make it right! My worries over time have gone from not being sure if i would ever be a licensed nurse, to now worrying about what upper degree program would be ideal for my future career goals as I continue to work full time, lol! Be sincere, work hard at fixing and learning from your mistakes and it does work itself out! Good luck to honeylet80, I hope you and everyone else is doing well.
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  4. Visit  Znurse1 profile page
    I really appreciate your response and follow through. I am just curios if this has affected your job hunt? Any additional information would b greatly appreciated.
  5. Visit  NurseyNanny profile page
    Lotus1, thank you so much for sharing your experience; and for all your information... I am going through something similar, as I am wrapping up the end of my schooling, and about a month ago got a dui. Now it is time to apply to take my NCLEX, and I am so worried about how to approach the Board before they get my application (being sent in with the rest of my classmates) so that they might consider letting me sit for the test still!! If you are still on here and have any more advice on how you contacted them, and what I need to do to go about doing that, any help or info would be greatly appreciated. I have wanted to be a nurse my whole life; there is nothing else I want more. And now I may have lost that chance to live my dream because of handling stress and chaos of nursing school and home-life with the wrong answer. I now have (obviously) learned--thank the lord I hurt nobody, and it is amazing that I am still even alive. I know I was spared for a reason; I realize I am being given a second chance. Please, if anyone has advice--Please help me along this rocky road to pursue what I feel is a definite meant-to-be second chance at life. I will never go back to the way I used to handle stress. Thanks for listening.
    -scared & alone