The BVNPT did a DOJ & FBI background check before i was allowed to take my Nclex. I got through it, but I did have to write a statement and give information about my juvenile arrest with no conviction.
I didnt get a letter in the mail saying i passed my nclex, i got a letter saying that my file was in review. I knew this would happen because they had to investigate the details of the arrest.
It took awhile but i finally obtained my license. Yesterday, I was offered a position as a Correctional Nurse, subject to a clear background check, & my references were ok.
I understand this arrest will always show up on any background check, once 10 years has passed,BUT, im assuming if the BVNPT allowed me to practice as a nurse in California, so will the CDOC.
Am i right in assuming this? Any one ever dealt with this or know someone who has?
Last edit by StephanieSmithCA_LVN on May 1, '13
: Reason: misspelling