I just received a letter from the TBON Examination Department and I have a few questions for anyone who's had experience with this situation.
I received a short letter from TBON stating that they have approved me for the NCLEX exam (provided I notify them that I'm taking my NCLEX prior to graduation and submit the standard fee). I have waited for months -since November- for a final determination and start an ADN program this fall and am set to graduate (if accepted) in 2016. I received a DWI about five years ago and it will be about 7 years since I was arrested when I graduate. I'm curious to know when I will find out if I have restrictions placed on my license or will have to enroll in TPAP? Would they have told me in this letter??? I'm very nervous and this has caused a lot of heartache and stress and re-living of the past (which, I'm sure I deserve). I was young, dumb and downright stupid and have tried to be very proactive with this process because nursing is my passion. However, since the letter was so short and it didn't leave a "contact if you have questions" or anything of the like, I'm sort of concerned as to what comes/happens next. I don't quite feel like I'm out of the woods yet- so to speak. A part of me wants to be excited that this is promising but the other part of me still wants to hold its breath. Any experience with this part of the process?
Also, on a similar note, what happens if I pursue travel nursing? Do I have to complete this process of every single state I have an opportunity to work in? This has taken so many months and I'm wondering if travel nursing is actually a possibility with my mess-up? Anyone have any experience with that aspect?