I will tell you, having come from NC and being under contract there, they may not give you a license. I transferred my license to Florida from NC and when I did my caseworker told me that NC is no longer accepting nurses under contract from other states. Im not sure why your not being monitored in CA if you had a DUI? You will have to disclose your DUI in your application, and it will come up when they run the background check. I suggest just applying and see what happens. Whatever you do, don't surrender your CA license. It's very hard to get back if you do.