whats worst charge with bon or past criminal charge?

  1. Hi everyone. I was talking to someone the other day that had to face the BON in her state for something to do with medication passing. She is on probabtion and It will stay on her record for a long time. Liscense is suspended. she said she is better off having a past criminal record vs something on her liscence as far as hiring for jobs beacuse employers look at the Bon charge more serioulsy when it comes to hiring. Is this true?
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    You sure do have a preoccupation with nursing and criminal activity, don't you? any particular reason, Just curious.

    I can't answer your question; believe it or not, I know no one who had charges brought up against them by the state BON. I do know depending on the charge, nurses can and DO work actively. It depends on a lot of things. But sorry, I can't help you with your question here.
  4. by   itsme
    I was thinking the same thing... Lots of questions about nurse/criminal...
  5. by   donnar232
    sorry just worried as you know I do have to face the boards soon and I do have a record. I guess your right im obessing Donna
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    these questions may be better-answered by your lawyer or your state board of nursing. either way, I wish you luck!
  7. by   Jailhouse RN
    If tyou have a felony you can not sit for the board exam.
  8. by   manna
    I think this would have been a wise thing to check out before enrolling in a school/training to begin with....
    Good luck, and I hope you get the answer you're looking for!
  9. by   Cherish
    Actually depends on your situation, they take things differently per person. If you have a criminal past, and say u did something as a minor, sometimes its allowed. Have a person in my class that is in his thirties, and when he was 20-21 he was sent to jail for selling drugs. He informed the BON if he could take the test, they investigated and now he can. Check with your BON, and see if they will evaluate your situation. Hope all goes well
  10. by   sleepless in norman
    Now with everyone doing background checks, it will be 6 of one and a half adozen of the other, read my story entitled " Down and Dirty in the Oklahoma state board of nursing" on this site, it will help.
    Quote from donnar232
    Hi everyone. I was talking to someone the other day that had to face the BON in her state for something to do with medication passing. She is on probabtion and It will stay on her record for a long time. Liscense is suspended. she said she is better off having a past criminal record vs something on her liscence as far as hiring for jobs beacuse employers look at the Bon charge more serioulsy when it comes to hiring. Is this true?
  11. by   Agnus
    I don't think you can generlize as your friend seems to be doing.

    I IMHO truly believe it depends on what the crime was and I believe it depends on what the BON offence was.

    For exmaple not renewing a license on time and say working one day on an expried license might not be the same as diverting medcations or failing to report a change in condition of a patient to thier physician.

    Commiting a crime like arson on someone's home or being in business and failing to file the proper paper work with a government entity would likely be viewed differently.

    My point is there are all kinds of crimes and they are not all equal. There are all kinds of BON offenses and they are not all equal.

    It depends on what you did.
  12. by   sleepless in norman
    Good point and well taken, although ultimately how your case is disposed of, is eitirely up to the BON authorities, I know many nurses who have diverted drugs, giving placebos to pts., relapsed while in PEER and working, who never lost their license or had their license suspended, and then there is me, where my offense was totally away from my job and totally unrelated to any medicare/medicaid fraud, and the Oklahoma Board of Nursing revoked my license and reported me to the Office of Inspector General, furthermore in the state where my offensee originated, even the probation department didn't report me to their BON or the OIG, it wasn't until I came back to Oklahoma was my career ended, so their is a great discrepancy of equality in how the governing authorities in our profession hand out punishment. Take Care.
    Quote from Agnus
    I don't think you can generlize as your friend seems to be doing.

    I IMHO truly believe it depends on what the crime was and I believe it depends on what the BON offence was.

    For exmaple not renewing a license on time and say working one day on an expried license might not be the same as diverting medcations or failing to report a change in condition of a patient to thier physician.

    Commiting a crime like arson on someone's home or being in business and failing to file the proper paper work with a government entity would likely be viewed differently.

    My point is there are all kinds of crimes and they are not all equal. There are all kinds of BON offenses and they are not all equal.

    It depends on what you did.

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