How much luck will I have finding a job anywhere with a misdemeanor “assaultive natured” conviction?

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I'm about to plead guilty to 1 count of misdemeanor resisting/obstructing/assaulting an officer. I have a solid work background and no other criminal history but will not be able to continue working in  the role or "covered facility" type that I am currently in, and have worked in for my entire career. Where would my best bet be to try looking for work? Will anyone hire me?

trixie333, ASN

92 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, critical care.

Crafting your letter of explanation when asked for one:

https://allnurses.com/criminal-infraction-writing-letter-explanation-t584169/

ScaredCat

7 Posts

trixie333 said:

Crafting your letter of explanation when asked for one:

https://allnurses.com/criminal-infraction-writing-letter-explanation-t584169/

I do have a healthcare attorney who will represent me when reporting to and going before the BON. After all is said and done with the BON, I expect to face some challenges being hired, but I'm not sure what to expect as far as how much trouble I will have. Maybe it's not even worth continuing to be a nurse and I should move on and try to do something else. I don't prefer this option, but it's still available to me to plead a different way and end up will all charges dismissed, however going that route would mean not being a nurse anymore but having a clear criminal record if I chose to pursue other options in career choice. 

trixie333, ASN

92 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, critical care.

It usually boils down to one person deciding to hire you.

 Have courage, the hardest part of life, there are many in your shoes already working and doing very well. Life isn't smooth, you may not get your heart's desire, but you can always make an opportunity better. You can start somewhere, and segue way to what you want. I thought I wanted pediatrics upon graduation; found out 1st year on the floor that my calling was ER--so you just don't know yet. Work on courage-read some literature about it, and move forward. Keep your rep pristine bcuz you can't just go out and buy another one-you have to craft it. (BTW, the very broad domain of nursing includes lots of positions and work whereby you don't deliver direct patient care- your degree has many potential expressions for income.)

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