Can you be RN with arrest record?

  1. My friend's girlfriend has been arrested for shoplifting ( i know...) and she was going to become a RN. Anyway, her case was dismissed and charges were dropped, no conviction whatsoever.
    But arrest record still remains.
    Will she be able to apply for RN board and become RN eventually?
    Any outcome is appreciated, poor thing is feeling down these days.
    thanks
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    No one can answer that except the state board of nursing. I would suggest that she contact them.
  4. by   maximus76
    Quote from traumaRUs
    No one can answer that except the state board of nursing. I would suggest that she contact them.
    i told her, she contacted and they told her it is not a problem as long as she puts that in applications.
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from maximus76
    i told her, she contacted and they told her it is not a problem as long as she puts that in applications.
    glad you found an answer to your question.

    Good luck

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