Hi guys! I'm going to try to make this short and sweet. I've never posted her before, although I have read a lot of forum posts on here. I posted here under recovery b/c I didn't see any other section that was compliance related. I'm not in recovery, nor did I ever have an issue with substance abuse, but I found myself in a rocky situation with the board anyway. Ok, so I graduated nursing school. I had a misdemeanor for shoplifting a few years prior to then. My nursing license was place on probation with restrictions. I need to find a nursing job to get off but never could find one as an LPN. nearly 7 years passed and I finally found one. I was there 6 months before leaving for personal reasons, but in my time there on one of my quarterly reports, it was reported that I had made a few mistakes with documentation. It wasn't anything intentional or "morally" bad. I mean, it had been nearly a decade since school I was trying my best to learn it all with minimal to no training. People make mistakes. Anyway, I was called in for questioning and whatnot and soon received a letter that I needed to have an educational needs assessment and maybe take a refresher course, but I can't practice in the meantime. Where I'm at now: I'm over it. Shoplifting, while wrong, is a minor misdemeanor (and the only one I had ever had and will ever have). At this stage, my passion for nursing has fizzled and I don't want to beat this and be a happy, successful nurse. I just want to move on. How do I let my nursing license go without the ramifications of "forfeiture"? That's all I really want to know. Best of luck to all of you out there in this field!