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DWI Pending Case

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I currently have my RN License in NY and FL. My DWI case is pending.

What can I expect after conviction? What is the process with the Board of Nursing?

Thanks and all the best to everyone and their recovery.

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If it were me I would notify your BON, and self report to your states nurse monitoring program and try to get signed up. Everyone I have talked to with similar case to yours has been made to go through monitoring and the sooner you start the sooner its over. Plus when you do finally go in front of board it will look much better to have already started in the program. My coworker, who is also in monitoring, got 2 DUIs, did not call board and they eventually suspended her for 90 days, she called the BON to see what the deal was and they suggested she call and get signed up in the monitoring program. She doesn't go in front of them until May and has been in the program since June 2018. So she will almost a year of documented sobriety when she goes in front of them. Her DUIs were in 2017, upon renewal she notified them (they didn't like that) and it took until June 2018 for them to suspend her. Im telling you that to show you how long it may take for them to catch up to you. So if it were me I would just want to get it started and get it over with.

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No point delaying the inevitable. I am assuming that you have consulted an attorney that specializes in dealing with the BON?

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It would be worth it to consult a lawyer in your state who exclusively works with nurses and the BON. Best of luck.

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Thanks I self-reported to Florida, as its the law, but in NY I was told by the board that I don't have to report until I renew my license. However, I appreciate your point of, The Sooner The Better. Thanks.

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