Disorderly conduct charge - page 2

I have been going crazy about this! So last year I received a disorderly conduct hazardous/ physical offense charge and was let go with a fine. What I am wondering is if there are different levels of... Read More

  1. by   baileej16
    I take this profession seriously, which is why I am so concerned I won't get hired. Again, I am not one to lie, I'm not good at it and I simply do not want to do it. This incident was blown off as no big deal to the officer in which I figured sugar coating such a stupid, small mistake in which I know will never happen again because I will never use anything as a nurse is why I asked this question. I can tell you now that I'm going to be a great nurse one day and it is ashame something like this would stop you from hiring me (hypothetically) I have heard nurses who have done worse and still have their license. I appreciate the feedback- thank you
  2. by   baileej16
    Quote from Medic_Murse
    They're going to find out one way or another. It shows more maturity to be upfront and honest rather than hide something because once they find out you lied, to save your own backside? Game over and good luck on the next job search. That shows them that you can't own up to your mistakes and no telling what else you would lie about to them.

    After re reading my question, I wish I would have wrote it differently. I do not ever plan to use drugs or anything again, especially as a nurse, I take this profession very seriously. Also, I am actually am extremely honest person and a very good worker. Because I originally wanted to sugar coat this incident is simply due to the fact that I know it was a stupid mistake, I know I am no addict and I know it won't happen again. It's pot, not heroin. If nurses have licenses with DUI's I don't think I need to be criticized so harshly for having an extremely tiny amount of pot almost 3-4 years before becoming a nurse. I know who I am as a person and how good of a nurse I will be. I am going to be honest about this incident and cross my fingers that I will be hired.
  3. by   newnurse Fresno
    Save your money to have the charge expunged. Once it is expunged you don't have to submit it in a job application.