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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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You should be fine. You may want to double-check that it's NOT a misdemeanor. Also, some employers may want you to disclose and/or write a statement about your ticket--mine did even though it was an just an infraction. Yes, I still got the job :)

Also, in CA, you need to report any ticket that is over $300 to the BRN, regardless of whether it is an infraction or misdemeanor. The last thing you want to do is deal with the BRN tapping you on the shoulder asking, "why didn't you tell us about this?" BRNs are far less understanding and forgiving than employers.

Best of luck!

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VANurse2010 has 6 years experience.

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You should be fine. You may want to double-check that it's NOT a misdemeanor. Also, some employers may want you to disclose and/or write a statement about your ticket--mine did even though it was an just an infraction. Yes, I still got the job :)

Also, in CA, you need to report any ticket that is over $300 to the BRN, regardless of whether it is an infraction or misdemeanor. The last thing you want to do is deal with the BRN tapping you on the shoulder asking, "why didn't you tell us about this?" BRNs are far less understanding and forgiving than employers.

Best of luck!

Of course, people have varying need/desperation for a job, but frankly, as I am not desperate - I would refuse to write a statement about such BS. Getting a speeding ticket says nothing of a persons ability to practice nursing and I would be highly suspicious of an employer who thinks it's relevant.

ETA: I am thankful I don't live in CA. From everything I've read and heard, dealing with their BON is always a ridiculous hassle.

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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You watch Alaska State Troopers, too?

I love that show!!! :yes:

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blondy2061h has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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I love that show!!! :yes:

Me too! Makes my job look sane and easy!

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Probably. I have had a few and haven't had trouble getting a job once I made it to the interview process.

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Ok i feel better now im just worried because they specifically said they are going to look up my driving record and i wonder what for?

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Dream Catcher has 3 years experience and specializes in Rehab; Women's and Children's.

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Hello. I think you should be ok. A speeding ticket should not keep you from getting a job. That is, unless you were doing something else too. Congrats on the job! Best of luck in the future.

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Mr. Murse has 7 years experience and specializes in critical care.

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it's cute that you thought a speeding ticket would prevent you from getting a job.......if you only knew what some nurses have on their records........

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akulahawkRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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You should be fine. You may want to double-check that it's NOT a misdemeanor. Also, some employers may want you to disclose and/or write a statement about your ticket--mine did even though it was an just an infraction. Yes, I still got the job :)

Also, in CA, you need to report any ticket that is over $300 to the BRN, regardless of whether it is an infraction or misdemeanor. The last thing you want to do is deal with the BRN tapping you on the shoulder asking, "why didn't you tell us about this?" BRNs are far less understanding and forgiving than employers.

Best of luck!

Effective 4/22/2014 they amended/changed that to tickets $1000 or more that do not involve alcohol, dangerous drugs, or a controlled substance. Less than $1000 and no alcohol, dangerous drugs or controlled substances do not need to be reported to the BRN any longer. This was probably driven by the huge number of tickets that had to be reported simply because of increased fees...

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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Effective 4/22/2014 they amended/changed that to tickets $1000 or more that do not involve alcohol, dangerous drugs, or a controlled substance. Less than $1000 and no alcohol, dangerous drugs or controlled substances do not need to be reported to the BRN any longer. This was probably driven by the huge number of tickets that had to be reported simply because of increased fees...

Good to know--ever since I got my ticket, I've been relying on my cruise control to keep me out of trouble, so I haven't had to report any recently ;)

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akulahawkRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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Good to know--ever since I got my ticket, I've been relying on my cruise control to keep me out of trouble, so I haven't had to report any recently ;)

Cruise control has another advantage... it also smooths out speed variations so you may have a slight increase in gas mileage with using the cruise control. Of course having cruise control doesn't help if you set the speed too high! ;)

Glad to be of help in this matter. Last spring, my class learned of the (at the time pending) change in the regulations as we were all applying for our licenses but at the time the regulation had not been approved yet. Once the regulations were finalized, we were all told about it. I'm also a bit of a lead foot myself, but I'm not the fastest on the road and just by being a little cautious, I managed to avoid getting tickets twice in the past week. The people that got caught were likely caught by radar.

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classicdame is a MSN, EdD and specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

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if it was a DUI, then maybe not. Otherwise, they may not relate speeding to bad patient care. Don't worry

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