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by vamurse vamurse (Member) Member

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Good morning all. I am applying to grad schools right now to become an NP. Ideally I'd like to train as an acute care care NP but I'll take what I can get. I'm expecting more denials than accepts but hopefully this is just negative thinking. I've been an RN for 4 years now and am finishing my last semester of an RN-BSN from which I'll grad with honors. My experience has been in SDU/ICU, level I trauma EDs and now charge nurse in a dialysis clinic after my addiction issues. I have been clean for almost two years and fully compliant with my states program and hope this will act in my favor. Here's the rub: I was charged with felony drug possession back in 2013 and am on unsupervised probation until late this year. After this is completed the charges will be dismissed due to my plea agreement and the states "first offender" statute. I'm wondering if any of the NPs and NP students could share their experiences with grad school applications and how the school approached their addiction issues and criminal charges if any. Like I said earlier, my record currently shows that I am charged with a felony but it will be dismissed and thus I will not have a permanent felony on my record. Did any of you have similar situations and did your schools accept you with the stipulation that you would be withdrawn if the felony was not dismissed etc? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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57 Posts; 2,630 Profile Views

To clarify: the criminal charge was due to the same drug use that initially landed me in recovery (thank god) and monitoring, this was not a second or relapse related incident

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