Nursing Student makes a very stupid decision and recieved a DUI...advice...? - page 4

I am a nursing student in California, I am in my first semester of the program. I've read some threads on the matter which I am about to discuss but have not found an answer speicific to my problem.... Read More

  1. by   Znurse1
    I really appreciate your response and follow through. I am just curios if this has affected your job hunt? Any additional information would b greatly appreciated.
  2. by   NurseyNanny
    Lotus1, thank you so much for sharing your experience; and for all your information... I am going through something similar, as I am wrapping up the end of my schooling, and about a month ago got a dui. Now it is time to apply to take my NCLEX, and I am so worried about how to approach the Board before they get my application (being sent in with the rest of my classmates) so that they might consider letting me sit for the test still!! If you are still on here and have any more advice on how you contacted them, and what I need to do to go about doing that, any help or info would be greatly appreciated. I have wanted to be a nurse my whole life; there is nothing else I want more. And now I may have lost that chance to live my dream because of handling stress and chaos of nursing school and home-life with the wrong answer. I now have (obviously) learned--thank the lord I hurt nobody, and it is amazing that I am still even alive. I know I was spared for a reason; I realize I am being given a second chance. Please, if anyone has advice--Please help me along this rocky road to pursue what I feel is a definite meant-to-be second chance at life. I will never go back to the way I used to handle stress. Thanks for listening.
    -scared & alone
  3. by   caheiney
    Hi lotus1. I am in the same situation in CO. My school said that my placement is in jeopardy. They reached out to placement agencies and so far all are saying they can't place me. This is my first clinical is in Nov which will be a year after the incident. So I am worried, but know several folks got through with DUI's on their record, but more time. Any guidance on what to expect when I actually have to be placed? Thanks
  4. by   caheiney
    Can you speak to the clinical placement aspect of the DUI? I am in my second semester and got a DUI. I did what I felt was right and told my nursing program. I had a meeting with my nursing program and they are telling me that I most likely won't get placement opportunities. I know I can't be the only one that has gone through this so was looking for any practical information on peoples experience on getting through the clinical portion. Thanks