Quote from sassysammi13
A friend of mine who is in my class to be an lpn has 2 DUI on her record will this prevent her from getting an lpn license? also eventually she wants to be RN could those DUI prevent this in anyway?
My ASN program did (does) a criminal background check on all students. If you pass that, you should be okay. If your program doesn't do one, or do it early enough, she might be prudent to contact the BON directly before she has too much invested. From what I've heard, one DUI might not be too much of a problem, depending on circumstances. I'm only guessing, but I would guess that two would be more of a concern, especially if one or both were recent.
We all make mistakes, of course, but nursing is a very responsible position. Even with excellent judgement, there are calls to be made--regularly--that are very hard. If your friend can show that she has learned from these mistakes and grown wiser, she might be okay, but repeating the same mistake isn't going to help her cause.
For your benefit, I hope you can see the justice in this. It isn't a matter--at least to me--that nurses have to be pious saints. You can cuss, chew tobacco, and watch dirty movies on your own time, but the responsibilities you undertake as a nurse are enormous. I'm not sure anyone is really up to them. We all screw up. But I think it is right to look for nurses who are prudent enough to avoid the more obvious blunders and willing to learn from the ones they don't avoid.
Good luck to you, and your friend.