do i need to tell them about my license?

  1. i'm posting here because i did not get any in a career forum. I'm hoping somebody can help me. I have a warning with stip on my license that is not o related to drugs. I want to work for a pharmacy company that does not require nursing license. But how do i explain this when I go to the explain? Am I suppose to tell an interviewer that I have a warning on my nursing license or no since job Im applying does not involve direct patient care or require nursing license? I'm sure an interviewer wants to know why i want to leave nursing and work for a company that does not require any license? I'm sure some nurses wants to change career to pharmacy. I am attempted to tell interviewer I want to change my profession to pharmacy but I'm afraid they are going to be ssuspicious and check my license. Any tips on how I can make interviewer to consider me for the job ? Or is my nursing license discipline going to automa tically disqualify me from working in pharmacy profession?
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  3. by   uRNmyway
    My first thought is that if the job you are applying for does not require a nursing licence, there is no reason to give them your nursing licence number. And with that, no reason to mention any disciplinary action. If your resume states you have your RN licence, they may look into it. Then, they will see on their own. Or you can simply take that off your resume since it doesn't apply to the job you are applying for. If they ask why you want to work there instead of nursing, you can stick to a simple cookie-cutter answer like 'I wanted a change of pace' or something.
  4. by   brillohead
    If the job doesn't require a nursing license, there is no reason to list it.
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 12, '13
  5. by   rngolfer53
    Quote from brillohead
    If the job doesn't require a nursing license, there is no reason to list it.
    Some employment applications ask for any licenses an applicant has held, and whether they're in good standing.

    To the OP, I would say that it's a good idea to have your response to a question about a license well-rehearsed. Dispassionately state what happened, avoid blaming others, and say what you've learned from that. If there were conditions that you fulfilled to keep your license, make sure to mention that.

    If you've worked as a nurse, it's obvious you have/had a license. You don't need to volunteer that it has a mark on it, but it's worse to appear defensive, I think. In general it is almost always better to bring out weaknesses yourself, rather than have the employer find them through their background search.