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katrinablatz has 8 years experience and specializes in CNA.

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Hi I was wondering if anyone had some insight for me seeing as i have read some many different scenarios and outcomes on this site. I am a CNA in California currently and i just finished my prerequisites for the RN program. I will be applying to National University in San Diego. I let them know that i had my DUI expunged that is 8 years old and they said that i was still able to apply as long as i can provide the expungement paperwork. Thats fine i can but i realized that 2 years prior to that i was charged with possession of 2 excasty pills. Unfortunately i was hanging out with the wrong people and was dating someone with priors that i didn't know about. He has put the two pills in my center console and i did not know and he acted dumb and wouldnt claim them. Any ways i did the PC1000 program and completed it. Upon completion i was told that my judgment entry would be resubmitted and deferred and it would be as if it never happened. It shows on my livescan as dismissed/ expunged. Does anyone know if this will be a cause of concern for when i provide this with my DUI expungement to the school? im scared to ask them even though i will have too I know that obviously i had two offense so that looks bad but they are now dismissed as if they didnt happen and  since then i rarely drink and i pick my friends carefully. By the time that i apply for the program the possession is 10 years old and my DUI is 8. I know that i will have to provide all the paperwork to the BON which is fine because by that time it'll be 12 years for the possession and 10 years for the DUI. 

I guess my question is im wondering how hard it will be for me to obtain my license? and im praying that my school will be able to get me in with not just the DUI that i had expunged 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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The school is just the first worry. California's BON is known to be pretty much the harshest in the land regarding DUI/drug changes.

I am not sure anyone can firmly answer your question. Even if you get into school, do great and graduate, you will be starting a second uphill battle down the line with the BON. Only you can decide if your heart can take potentially being unable to be licensed at the end of the journey.

 

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katrinablatz has 8 years experience and specializes in CNA.

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Thank you for your response. Yes I know they are harsh and for good reason. I think that I’ll take my chances. I know that it is a case by case bases but hopefully they take into consideration how long it’s been since the arrests and that’s all I can do. I’ve seen similar success stories so all I can do it pray!! 

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