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Non-Medical Career Change

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I am wondering if anyone has experience trying to get a non-medical job after a voluntary surrender.  I am wanting to work as a teaching assistant and wondering what information to disclose since it not a nursing job.  Will I pass a background check, do you think?  It was for medication diversion that I lost my license. 

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beachbabe86 specializes in Oceanfront Living.

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Diversion most likely led to a theft charge which, of course, would lead to a criminal citing on a background check.  In my opinion, it would be difficult for the hiring authority to overlook this action.

Good luck.

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I held a non nursing job for 8 years after surrendering my license due to diversion. The company I worked for had no idea about my past. However working in a school system may have more in depth background checks, so I’m not sure. 

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Many, if not most, hiring processes now ask if one has had adverse action regarding a license, certification, etc.   Would be very difficult to be able to keep this information away from a prospective employer.  

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aflahe00 has 7 years experience and specializes in Med/surg/ortho.

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I am in the same situation and I wonder the same. What are my options now that I surrendered my license. Can I obtain licensure in another field?... from what I have read, most likely no. From what I understand anything that doesn't require a license is an option so if a teaching assistant doesn't require that I don't see why you couldn't do that. Unless you have criminal charges against you, nothing should come up on your background check. Unless they know you were a nurse, they wouldnt have any idea that your license has been disciplined but then you cant talk about or use that experience to your advantage. Thats the bad part. It would be very difficult to keep certain information away from your employer if you disclose that you were an RN

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