did she have charges brought, or an actual trial and convictions? If convictions, Were they misdemeanor or felony? It is a matter of public record in every state. Just go to the local courthouse and look up her record/file. If she has been convicted of a felony, then she has a problem. But, even then, if it is for hot checks, not assault, murder, etc. , it is not quite as bad, and she will probably get her license. First, she has to knowwhich or what? On your nursing application, it asks, "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" Yes or No. That is all the board wants to know. Have you committed and been convicted of a felony crime? If she has not, she does not have to say a word to anyone about any arrests. Being arrested is not the same as being convicted by a judge or jury. You can get arrested every Saturday night and pay your misdemeanor fines, and never tell the BON. If she does not have a felony conviction, she would be wise to keep her mouth shut.