Getting a CNA license with a misdemeanor

  1. Hello, right now i live in florida. I have a misdemeanor petty theft. I am in the process of expungement. I have one more class in the fall before i apply to nursing school. I was wondering if taking the cna class before the expungement is complete would make my chances at becoming licensed more hard? I want to take the class in two months, but the process will not be complete then. Any advice or similar stories?
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  3. by   caliotter3
    Can't give specific advice on this, but my gut feeling is that I would wait until the expungement process is complete. That is just how I would go about it, to try to forgo any possible problems.
  4. by   tomc5555
    The BON in your state should have additional information regarding your particular charge.
    The other thing to consider is whether the clinical site will accept you for clinicals.

    I would do more research.

    Good luck.
  5. by   DreamChaser81
    I am not sure in your state, I'm in Oklahoma and I do have a classmate that had a DUI felony from two years ago and that did not stop her from getting her CNA without an expungement....But the only thing is she has to wait five years before she can become an LPN....Hope this helps some.
  6. by   Julie19
    You should be okay. In Tennessee, the only thing that can stop someone from getting their CNA is if they've been charged with assault, battery, things to that nature.

    Oh, and btw, CNA's aren't licensed they're certified. You'll step on a lot of toes by saying that. I know it makes me cringe.

    Good luck in your journey!
  7. by   bigboi
    I don't know where you're located but I have a couple of misdemeanors. I got a wavier and I was able to get a job as a CNA.