When i was 18 i made a stupid decision and was arrested for misdemeanor theft ( i had shoplifted) This conviction is on my record and when i began nursing school
i simply had to fill out a form explaining how i had changed and how i did my duty to resolve this offense and then they allowed me to participate in clinical....my question is how will this affect me when getting a job?? Is there any way to get this off my record?? THANKS!
Apr 22, '07
With good intentions, everybody here, including myself, can offer you advices; however, these advices tend to be based on our opinions. What you really need is a lawyer who can offer you an expert advice based on your specific case. Being admitted to nursing school
does not mean you will be automatically eligible to receive your license when you pass the board exam after you graduate. The board of nursing will have to review your case first. I'm sure after you have spent long years trying to earn your degree, you will want somebody who is legally competent to represent your case to BON. That's why you might want to consider getting a lawyer, so you won't waste the years you spent in school.Hypothetically, what if the BON won't grant you this license because the BON might think you are a liability to this profession or whatever its other reasons; then you just wasted your time in nursing school.
We are not sure if your misdemeanor record will prevent you from getting your license unless you can confirm it with a lawyer. Remember, it's a case by case basis, so the same offense does not mean the same judgement in the eyes of BON.
Last edit by swatch007 on Apr 23, '07