I graduated with my ASN in May. I went on countless interviews, job shadows, peer interviews, and finally got my first job offer for a Med/Surg floor at the 2nd biggest hospital in town in June. I passed NCLEX the next day and am now a RN. I did my drug screen, physical, everything seemed to be well on its way.. Then I get a call 9 days after my offer, from the HR rep, asking me about a misdemeanor I had on my record from 6 years ago. I had been told it would drop off my record after 3 years. Come to find out, I had been given inaccurate information. Since I did not disclose this misdemeanor on my record, the offer was taken back and I no longer had the job. My misdemeanor was for not checking ID for an undercover cop buying alcohol (literally, I was set up). Not to discount it. I should have checked everyone's ID. However, everyone makes mistakes. I have contacted an attorney about getting this off my record, because I do not want to deal with it again. I have been applying to the other hospital in town (the big one), and putting this misdemeanor on there, so I know I will be covered if I get another offer. But the problem is, I have not gotten any offers and only had 2 interviews at this other hospital. I did not get either of those jobs.
I wondered if anyone knew if I basically screwed myself out of ever applying to the other hospital where I got my original offer at, or if I could reapply if I disclose this misdemeanor? I did not think to ask when I was told I didn't get the original job, because I was in tears when she told me on the phone. I don't know who I can ask. I'm kind of stuck. I spent 3.5 years and worked really hard, and I feel like I've wasted it, not to mention I'm not doing what I love. I'm stuck working retail right now, and I hate it everyday, knowing that I am a Registered Nurse and am qualified to do so much more.