I don't know what the specific steps are for a DUI case is. Since I've never gotten one and I'm only a social drinker, very occasional. Very occasional means, maybe one to three drinks a year! In other words; even if I have some, I easily get drunk so, I limit my alcohol intake. I'm not used to the stuff. I don't understand the fascination with alcohol, but personally ---> I'd prefer to drink Pepsi or Sprite/7-UP anyday! Anyway. . .
I'm not sure if you're required to tell your instructors or the nursing program, since it didn't happen while you're in lecture, lab, or clinical. But, you seriously, NEED to be honest with yourself though. Maybe you have a drinking problem? You have a lot more things to worry about other than the nursing program, don't you think?
If you don't have a drinking problem, what's the big deal in just doing what you need to do to "fix" your situation? I mean take all the AA classes required and etc., just to make your mistake go away?
I guess ethics plays a major part in your situation. Nursing schools
are only required to check your criminal background for clinical site purposes. But, I doubt that they can penalize you for your DUI. Unless, ofcourse, you show up intoxicated -- that's a different story, isn't it?
Be honest with yourself. You'll know what to do next.