DUI and California RN licensure

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missnursingstudent2u in Bakersfield, California

96 months ago

I keep getting mixed opinions about what happens with a DUI and getting to become an RN in california. I received a DUI about 3 years ago and am half way done with nursing school and am worried sick over whether I'll be able to take the boards and become a nurse. I got my probation dropped, but have not expunged my record (I don't know if i even can). I went to the BRN website but I just wanted to see if anyone has been in the same predictament as me and see if they actually are a nurse now. Any comments/opinions would be great!

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missnursingstudent2u in Bakersfield, California

88 months ago

Well thank you, but I actually am going to be just fine. I take my boards next week, but thanks for being so positive.

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Genienabottle genienabottle in Oakland california, California

87 months ago

I mean i only have one dui and now that i am in nursing school, i am wondering if i should reconsider continuing on...

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Aznurse69 in Phoenix, Arizona

86 months ago

missnursingstudent2U, you will be able to take the boards and you will be able to apply for and receive a license in the state of California. Your question can be answered honestly and truthfully on the california state board of nursing's website. According to the state board website, the process for applicants with prior criminal history will be longer and more drawn out. In my opinion, not that it matters, is that what's important is that you learn from your mistake and never do it again. Don't let the bitter comments of others drag you down. Often times those people end up finding themselves in a mess. From what I've heard, it would be in your best interest to take AA classes and MAADD classes to show that you've learned your lesson and that you truly are remorseful for what you've done. I hope you find this comment useful.

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Nurzkat in Austin, Texas

82 months ago

MissNursing student,

I know this great Nurse Legal Consultant whom has experience in this area as well as the administrative process and she is not as expensive as an attorney.
She has guided several of us Nurse's in this predictament.
Her Business is KAA LegalNurse ,Coach and Consultant- e-mail addresss is KathyArredondo880@msn.com, she is in Fresno CA, not far from you. Good-Luck! and God Bless-

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NursesRule in Fresno, California

82 months ago

Yea!! KAA Legal Nurse Consultant and Coaching,, she is compassionate and has lots of knowledge//her e-mail is KathyArredondo880@msn.com// Hang in there and remember nothing is forever- except Taxes and Death!lol,lol

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NursesRule in Fresno, California

81 months ago

NursesRule in Fresno, California said: Yea!! KAA Legal Nurse Consultant and Coaching,, she is compassionate and has lots of knowledge//her e-mail is KathyArredondo880@msn.com// Hang in there and remember nothing is forever- except Taxes and Death!lol,lol

Recently KAA Legal Nurse Consultant and Coach 's web-email site was hacked//new address is kkalegalnurse@gmail.com

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NursesRule in Fresno, California

81 months ago

thelivingtruth in Anaheim, California said: I am sorry to inform you that you will be out of luck at the end of your nursing program. The state will deny your application and you will not be able to take the state exam.

So not true!! contact kaalegalnurse@gmail.com

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NursesRule in Fresno, California

81 months ago

Nurzkat in Austin, Texas said: MissNursing student,

I know this great Nurse Legal Consultant whom has experience in this area as well as the administrative process and she is not as expensive as an attorney .
She has guided several of us Nurse's in this predictament.
Her Business is KAA LegalNurse ,Coach and Consultant- e-mail addresss is KathyArredondo880@msn.com, she is in Fresno CA, not far from you. Good-Luck! and God Bless-

Just spoke with my friend-Ms. Arredondo//new e-mail,kaalegalnurse@gmail.com

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Mardi in Los Angeles, California

81 months ago

Genienabottle genienabottle in Oakland california, California said: I mean i only have one dui and now that i am in nursing school, i am wondering if i should reconsider continuing on...

Don't reconsider if this is your calling. You will get your state license, that is not a problem, you only have to go in front of the boards and explain what you did and you have to be sincere. I have not gone through the boards yet, but I'm looking to go to LVN school with an open mind and know that God will get me through this and allow me to do what I've always wanted to do. Please keep your head up. The boards are the last people you should worry about, its the potential employers where you have to sell yourself on why they should accept you as their nurse regardless of your previous episode with drinking.

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bobo in Simi Valley, California

72 months ago

NursesRule in Fresno, California said: Recently KAA Legal Nurse Consultant and Coach 's web-email site was hacked//new address is kkalegalnurse@gmail.com

Hi am wanting to get in contact with Ms. Arredondo and have tried both email address but neither work can someone give me any other contact info. thanks

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NursesRule in Fresno, California

72 months ago

Hi BoBo: You can reach Ms. Arredondo at this e-mail KAALegalNurse@gmail.com// she is reasonable and will guide you, and give you peace of mind. Goodluck-

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dasroight in Canoga Park, California

64 months ago

You can get you DUI expunged so that your conviction is dismissed in the interest of justice. Check this resource for more information: www.mironerlaw.com/expungement-nurse.php

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anony in Malvern, Pennsylvania

61 months ago

I'm confused...

If you have to go thru a full background check, I had FBI, State records, Child and Elder Abuse Clearances to even GET accepted into nursing school, how did you even get in/ finish and then be denied a license (assuming no further incidents?) I'm not blaming/shaming you...just really confused. But then I know of 2 nurses that had 2 DUIs, though more than 10 years in the past and made it? They were the best students and now great nurses! Alcohol abuse isn't funny but people make mistakes. What concerns me now is hospitals screening employees for tobacco use, meanwhile over-looking blatant abuse of prescription drugs. My God. We *all* know someone on the floor--Nurse or Physician-- that fits that bill--let's be real.

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nursingstudent in Fresno, California

26 months ago

I am interested in contacting ms arredondo! I could use her help!

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Student nurse in Auburn, California

11 months ago

I contacted this lady. Don’t waste your money. She did nothing for me. I got her name here but I feel like I wasted 500$. All she was worried about was the money. Then gave me the nursing probation handbook. I did all the work myself and I did get a unrestricted license.

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Helene in Inglewood, California

7 months ago

Student nurse in Auburn, California said: I contacted this lady. Don’t waste your money. She did nothing for me. I got her name here but I feel like I wasted 500$. All she was worried about was the money. Then gave me the nursing probation handbook. I did all the work myself and I did get a unrestricted license.

I had a dui 5 years ago and I just started in nursing school but now I’m second guessing that maybe they won’t grant me my license. Was this an issue for you? And what was the nursing probation handbook for?

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New nurse in Sacramento, California

7 months ago

Helene in Inglewood, California said: I had a dui 5 years ago and I just started in nursing school but now I’m second guessing that maybe they won’t grant me my license. Was this an issue for you? And what was the nursing probation handbook for?

So if you only have one dui from five years ago I think you will be ok. My advice to you is to get as much proof of rehabilitation as you can. Get letters stating how much you have changed. Get letters from instructors. Don’t give up. And honestly I dont think you need an attorney. I wasted 500$. She was so convince I would get a probationary license she gave me the probation handbook before I even needed it. I ended up getting a unrestricted license. She did tell me to go to AA meeting and document it. I also sent that to the board. My email is amberlys94@yahoo.com if you have any other questions feel free to contact me

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khalid in Irvine, California

7 months ago

missnursingstudent2u in Bakersfield, California said: I keep getting mixed opinions about what happens with a DUI and getting to become an RN in california. I received a DUI about 3 years ago and am half way done with nursing school and am worried sick over whether I'll be able to take the boards and become a nurse. I got my probation dropped, but have not expunged my record (I don't know if i even can). I went to the BRN website but I just wanted to see if anyone has been in the same predictament as me and see if they actually are a nurse now. Any comments/opinions would be great!

Hi I'm currently going through the same thing and was wondering what happened?

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rnstudentll in California

6 months ago

I am nursing student , second year and was arrested my first year. This is my first ever offense but I am terrified but this is so recent. Have my court this month BAC of 0.11. No accident not one was hurt and I was celebrating passing my final.

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holley58rn in Elk Grove, California

3 months ago

missnursingstudent2u in Bakersfield, California said: I keep getting mixed opinions about what happens with a DUI and getting to become an RN in california. I received a DUI about 3 years ago and am half way done with nursing school and am worried sick over whether I'll be able to take the boards and become a nurse. I got my probation dropped, but have not expunged my record (I don't know if i even can). I went to the BRN website but I just wanted to see if anyone has been in the same predictament as me and see if they actually are a nurse now. Any comments/opinions would be great!

yes you go to courhouse immediatley and file for expunggement. you can but you must act quickly please listen to me i did for something that happen to me when i was ill but i got the help and learned from it.

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Yesi1111 in San Bernardino, California

1 month ago

missnursingstudent2u in Bakersfield, California said: I keep getting mixed opinions about what happens with a DUI and getting to become an RN in california. I received a DUI about 3 years ago and am half way done with nursing school and am worried sick over whether I'll be able to take the boards and become a nurse. I got my probation dropped, but have not expunged my record (I don't know if i even can). I went to the BRN website but I just wanted to see if anyone has been in the same predictament as me and see if they actually are a nurse now. Any comments/opinions would be great!

Hello I have a question. I have recently been convicted of a dui however I have a lawyer and I am fighting it in hopes to get it reduced. I was wondering how were you able to do your clinical roations while being on probation?

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