Hi. I live in CA and recently recieved a letter from the BRN stating they are denying my application to take NCLEX due to 2 DUI's from 02 and 03. My case has been sent to the attorney generals office where they are going to take 3-4 months to make a statement of issues. Once I recieve this I can choose to appeal the decision or take a stipulated aggreement and be put on probation. I am confused about what to do.
I included all the necessary documents with my NCLEX app including letters of reference from teachers and people who know me. Plus copies of work evals and awards recieved during school. I am currently seeing an addiction specialist so that she may evaluate me and write a letter stating her findings. I met with an attorney who basically made me feel as if the smartest thing to do is take the aggreement. But if I do that I do not see how I could ever get a job? The attorney also said to go through an appeal I would have to pay for it and it could cost 10K. But the person at the attorney generals office said I dont have to pay for the appeal?? I am so confused and freaking out. I worked so hard for this, as you all know.
If anyone has been through this or has any advise to give I would GREATLY apprectiate it. Thanks for reading.