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- Aug 19, '12 by dinguinoI am on probation in California. I will tell you California is the strictest state of the 50. Again I'm not trying to scare anyone I just want you to avoid the BS the rest of the new grads are going through.
- Aug 19, '12 by Pattycakes85Wow, California seems very tough. This email was in regards to the state of Connecticut since I want to go to school there and settle down there.
- Aug 19, '12 by Pattycakes85Quote from dinguinoWere you convicted and how old were you?If any one has questions related to this topic just post them here. I cannot respond to private messages because all nurses won't let me. Again if you have any alcohol related misdemeanor charge you will be placed on probation. Since I am on probation for a one time DUI charge I have to attend nurse support groups and I see what people are put on probation for. Our newest new grad nurse on probation had a one time DUI in 2003. Please don't believe people telling you that w a DUI the board won't put you on probation because it is simply not true. They have black and white rules. Any DUI or alcohol/drug related offense and you will be placed on probation. I am simply trying to help you new grads out. Go get a license in another state first then apply to California. Dont apply for a license in ca first and get put on probation then go to another state because if your on probation in one state then the state you are applying for will most likely follow suite. Good luck
And what does probation exactly mean/entail?
- Aug 19, '12 by dinguinoI got my nursing license in 2000. Got my DUI in 2008 and yes I was convicted of misdemeanor DUI. The board sent me a letter saying I had a accusation against me from the board for the DUI. I was placed on probation after wasting 4 k on a lawyer. They don't help against the board. Save your money. The board made me pay a 3200.00 fine for there time in the accusation(standard for probation) then they make you attend a alcohol tax program. Monthly random drug and alcohol tests usually 3/mo at a cost of 90 a piece. Probation is 3 years and you cannot drink. They can detect alcohol w these etg tests up to 5 days. It is complete overkill and redicilous for a one time DUI 4 years ago. I know it sounds crazy but look at the boards web site and look under disciplinary actions. You can get an idea of how they are treating people. Had I known this is how I would be treated I would have moved to a state that wasn't so hard on nurses for a event that occurred outside of work. I am about off probation but I just want to try and help other nurses in my shoes. Get ur license in a state that sounds desirable then apply in ca. They ask you though if you have a license in another state when you apply and once ca puts you on probation the state you have ur license in could follow suite.
- Aug 28, '12 by Nurse_shyiaOmg i had a misdeamnor as a juvenile and caught back up to me after i passed nclex . retail theft. The crime happened so long ago and i forgot about and now the BON contacted me two days ago while im awaiting for my license im only 18 and i have not done anything since... this just defintely encouraged me so fight for what you work for cause i will be obtaining my license very soon !!!!
- Aug 29, '12 by Pattycakes85Quote from Nurse_shyiaWait, I am confused. You are 18?? And youre about to be licensed?? Wow.....Omg i had a misdeamnor as a juvenile and caught back up to me after i passed nclex . retail theft. The crime happened so long ago and i forgot about and now the BON contacted me two days ago while im awaiting for my license im only 18 and i have not done anything since... this just defintely encouraged me so fight for what you work for cause i will be obtaining my license very soon !!!!
Keep us updated on what happens!
- Oct 29, '12 by hellohello12Does anyone know if they take treatment and being in AA into consideration? I have a DUI from 2008 but have done everything they ask nurses to do. I am wondering if I should not take any chances and go to another state. Anyone know how Washington state deals with DUI's/
- Oct 29, '12 by hellohello12When did they say this to you?