I've passed the NCLEX-PN but have been notified by the Maine Board of Nursing that my license status will depend on my explaining criminal convictions. I requested and received certified criminal records from three separate courts and am now at a standstill as to the approach. My convictions have to do with a problem with alcohol which I have been battling. It would not have been possible for me to make it through school while drinking (although I relapsed hard towards the end). My clinical evaluations are top-notch and I made a 4.0.
If anyone has experience with this type of situation some feedback would be much appreciated!