What will you do?

  1. There have been several posts recently about criminal offenses, both felony and misdeamenor, and how it will affect ones chances of being allowed to sit for boards. I'm just curious as to what someone would do if they were NOT allowed to sit for boards after they'd invested so much time and money into nursing school? I mean, with a BSN you might have other options (don't know, just guessing)... but, what if you don't have the degree? I just think that would be so horrible, but I'm sure it has happened.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    I think I would check with the BON in the state I wanted licensure in prior to going to school.
  4. by   ARmickie
    Quote from traumaRUs
    I think I would check with the BON in the state I wanted licensure in prior to going to school.
    Well, I agree, and I would as well. But, if you read some of these threads it sounds as if some people are just saying, "I hope it doesn't...." w/o making sure first. I have a friend who was in the same position and the BON told her that her offense would not automatically bar her from sitting for the exam, but that each case was handled individually, and they couldn't tell her anything more until she applied for licensure. I can't say that if I was her I would even chance it.. but, it's not me, so...
  5. by   Truly_Blessed
    It's costing $189 for me to get a declaratory order to send in to the BNE. I don't know what class it is, but it's a misdemeanor for a hot check(theft by check) from about 3 years ago. I'm trying to find out if I am clear before school even starts. If I'm not...I am not sure what I will do. I will take the steps neccesary to correct the situation and keep trying. I won't give up, nursing is what I want to do.

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