To God give the Glory!
Hello allnurses.com over the past few months I have been reading these threads secretly anticipating the decision of my application from the ABN. Quick history when I was 17 I got into a fight and I was jumped by 3 girls. I was damaged physically & mentally that i decided to go back and retaliate on 1 of the girls. That incident almost cost me my life I was charged as an adult for a Class C Felony Aggravated Assault (2003) with a deadly weapon. I received 4 yrs probation, 1600 community service, and court cost. I decided to go to college where I earned a bachelor's degree in Biology, and then I joined the army. I planned on becoming a Dr., but the army presented Nursing where they would pay for it. I jumped on the opportunity I had trouble getting into nursing school, but I was persistent. I failed some of my classes, and the Hesi which pushed me to graduate a yr later. In May I applied for my license, in July I had a meeting, and now Nov I am available to test with a temporary license. My advice for anyone is to be honest to the Board, put your trust in God, have faith that if he brought you to finish nursing school he won't leave you. I understand your pain it's hard...I was unemployed for 6 months. Quit stressing over a situation you can't handle. I didn't take a lawyer with me to the Board meeting..I held my head up high yes I made a terrible mistake but my resume Now speaks volumes. My license has 1 restriction that when performing complex skills, the RN must be physically present to provide guidance, direction, and evaluation. That is expected because I'm a new grad. So to all of you in my situation..I hope u can see the light and the end of the tunnel! I wish I could say I did this on my own but I was nothing but God. To God give the Glory! Amen