I have been a restaurant and retail manager for over 30 years and have recently started CUNY with the goal of being an RN. By the time I complete the courses and testing I will be 52. I believe because of my age I will have to do well to get consideration in the employment market but aside from that there is a glaring issue.
I have had a misdemeanor conviction at 25 and a misdemeanor DUI at 35. I am a good man and have been a more than competent administrator throughout the years. I seek meaning to my life other than making fortunes grow for already affluent people and seek security in my life as I get older.
I believe that caring for others will give me the meaning I seek and the job in and of itself will provide me with the security I need moving forward. I am now 49, will these convictions preclude me from obtaining an RN license and employment in this field?
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