This is my first time posting here at allnurses.com, however I have been a long term creeper and have scoured pretty much every thread I can find.
I want to preface this post by stating, what has happened in my past is just that and does not define me as a person. While I am not saying I condone it, I was young and naive and have grown tenfold as a person. However, I am not able to get a lot of information on here or any other website regarding the PA BON (not sure if that is a good/bad thing) and was just wondering if anyone else has experience with this particular state.
In 2009 I got a DUI in Virginia. I was 21 years old and invincible, and honestly think that learning from my mistake and being humble about my experience has made me a better person. Fast forward almost 10 years, I am now 30 and have graduated from with my ADN as of May 3rd. I am wondering if anyone in PA has had experience with the BON and past misdemeanors? When I asked the Director of Nursing at my school, she said they normally are more understanding if an incident occurred in the past and was isolated. I also sent in court certified documents, 3 letters of recommendation, and a statement letter. I'm just wondering if anyone has any horror/success stories with this state.
TL;DR -- has anyone had a DUI here and applied in PA for your license/NCLEX? What happened? How long did it take them to process your TPP?