Hello there, first of all I apologize if this isn't in the right forum, I'm new to this website.
I am 35 years old, all my life I have dreamed of becoming a nurse, but have never been in the position to go for it. Not one for the sympathy vote, but I've been through alot. I lost my baby daughter in 2003, then went on to have my son. I came out of an abusive relationship with the father of both babies, which forced me to, leave all my possessions behind & relocate. I've always had a job, never been in trouble with the police or anything. During the time in which I moved away, I started working 16hours a week In a bistro , which I did for 5 years.
Sorry to go on, to cut a long story short, I got interviewed under caution for benefit fraud, which then led to me going to court and been served with a court fine, an 8 week curfew order & obviously having to pay the money back ( £3,000)
It was an awful ,embarrassing time for me. All down to the fact that I just assumed the hours I did over, would tally up with the weeks where I didn't work, due to summer holidays , kids been off school etc .
Anyway, I've not been in trouble since, I don't even claim benefits anymore. I am still paying the money back monthly . My head at the time of all this, was all over the place. I was still very much grieving for my baby girl, I'd never had counselling for it, so was very confused about life.
I'm now in a better place, I'm now married to an amazing man, who that's me & my son wonderfully & we have since had a baby boy together. I am now in a position to go back to part time education & fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse . I want to make something of my life & make my kids proud of me.
The only thing stopping me is this conviction. Where do I stand? Is it possible to still become a nurse or am I best just trying something completely different ? I've always had jobs where I've been trusted to lock up, cash up, etc . Ive never been in trouble before.
I'm so confused at the lack of information available for someone in my position.
If anyone could help me, I'd be ever so grateful .
Thanks in advance.