I voluntarily surrendered my RN license in March of 1996 due to chemical dependency. I was charged and pled guilty to misdomeanor larsony and 2nd degree trespassing.
I immediately went to treatment and I have maintained a strong recovery program since. I have not attempted to regain my license until recently. Last October, I went before the NC Board of Nursing, petitioned for reinstatement and it was granted. I was required to take a refresher course which I completed in late Sept. of 2007 which included 160 hours of clinical. The NC BON has agreed to reinstate my license with a few restrictions, mainly; I can't handle controlled drugs and I can't work 3rd shift.
I have been applying and sending my resume everywhere. The only responses I am getting are negative ones.
Am I wasting my time? Am I concidered such a high risk that I will not be given a chance?
Does anyone have any experience or advice.