I am considering Nursing as a future profession yet have recently gotten into a battery felony against another family member about a year ago. I was under the influence at the time and regret having taken the actions through my Domestic Violence classes. I have read the other posts regarding felonies and am wondering if anyone is/knows anyone else in my specific situation or knows anything more about the issue. So far what I've read is:
- each state has different guidelines and looks at each case individually
- the general rule of thumb is that if you have been convicted of drug use or assault with a deadly weapon, license is denied
- after 5/10 years chances are increased
- some states only conduct statewide background checks (yet lying would seem counter-productive in the long run in my opinion)
This is just what I've read so far, if anyone would like to add any information or opinions to the issue.
Aug 18, '07
questions we seem to be encountering more and more often have to do with the effects of a criminal history on nursing licensure:
- is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a criminal history?
- is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a dui or other related charges?
- what happens if you are charged or convicted of a crime after licensure?
- can i go to nursing school and/or be licensed if my record has been sealed or expunged?
- will i be able to go to nursing school with a criminal record?
- what can happen if i receive a dui/dwi or other charge while still in school?
these are questions that the members of allnurses.com cannot answer. the only reliable source of information is your state board of nursing.
please refer to this thread for other information:
nursing licensure with a criminal history