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Hi Nurse Beth,
I currently have a suspended nursing license due to substance abuse issues. I will be celebrating four years in recovery this September and I’m ready to reintegrate into nursing. I took nearly four years off to recover and address my issues which is daily work.
I need a position in order to gain my RN license and have my first interview on Monday. There will be restrictions on my license - supervised practice with narcotics or I can work in a setting without narcotics in a full scope.
How can I speak to the potential employer about this in a positive manner? How can I showcase I’m ready to be a nurse again? I can only pray there’s a hiring manager out there who believes in second chances. Do you have any advice on how to approach this? What to say? How to explain it?