Hi all, I've been looking for advice in the Recovery threads, but it seems that once nurses finish school they stop posting there. I am a nurse recovering from substance abuse. I have had my license suspended for one year and then completed a 2 year probation. My reinstatement has cleared and I am now active and unrestricted! My dream has been to go to NP school, but I want to know what obstacles I may face having a public discipline. I also would like to know which specialty would be the best choice knowing this. I am pretty sure getting a license to prescribe controlled substances will be out of the question. Please share your experience if there are any of you out there like me! Thank you!