Hi Everyone! I am looking for some advice on how to go about applying for jobs, or if I should even start applying for jobs as a new graduate RN. I just graduated from my nursing program this month. The problem is that about 10 years ago I received a misdemeanor DUI for marijuana, so the Arizona Board of Nursing will have to do an investigation before granting me my license. I already have a lawyer and he assures me that I will definitely be getting my license, it is just a matter of when. I have heard that these investigations can take months, so my question is... should I even start applying to new grad RN positions? Or should I wait until I know when I will have my license? I know most hospitals only release new grad jobs a few times a year, so I didn't know if it would be beneficial to try to secure a job, then tell them about my situation. I'd love to hear some of your thoughts. Thank you!