I personally feel that anyone can make a mistake in their younger days, and that should not be held against them forever! How is anyone expected to "grow up" and become productive if everything we have ever done is against us? What if every one of us that have done something wrong was put out of nursing? The shortage would be a lot shorter than it is now! If the mistake is owned up to, and a thorough investigation made, then why not give the person a chance?
Not everyone of us had a perfect childhood or young adulthood, but in every persons life, there comes a time when they "grow up" mentally. If this person was stable enough to make it through nursing school
w/o problems, that would be a plus too...
I guess I am just going on because I have had some down times in my life too that people might think were "unsavory". But now, I am a productive member of society and am in Nursing School to achieve a life long dream, and I dare and defy anyone to try and take it from me!
Tell your friend to hold her head up and fight it! And don't lie on anymore applications (that was the wrong part!).
Good Luck to her!