Getting a CNA license with a misdemeanor
- 0Apr 21, '12 by kh1990Hello, 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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- 0Apr 24, '12 by DreamChaser81I 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.
- 0Apr 25, '12 by Julie19You 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!