I am soon to be a new grad. I will finish with my ASN in May 05 (if the good Lord is willing.) It has been quite the journey these last 2-1/2 years. Any tips on applying for a license in Georgia if you have several misdemeanors (no felonies) on your record. I have eight convictions. 4-DUI and 4-shoplifting charges. I am an alcoholic in recovery and have been sober since 1998. I know I can be a good nurse and help someone. I have quite a story. However, I also have a past that haunts me and I fear it could shut some doors for me.
I pursued nursing school knowing this would be an issue one day. Now, that the time has come, I am concerned. Nursing school has been no easy endeavor (as I am sure everyone knows!) Anyone out there with any knowledge about legal problems? Someone said I will have to go before a Review Board. Am I foolish to think the State might issue me a license?