Criminal record before placement?? :(

  1. Hi all,

    I am new here and really need some advice/input. I am 26 years old, and have applied for a Pratical Nursing program this January 2012. I am quite worried since, when I was 18, I got into some trouble with the law. I was a really bad kid and stole something from a store I had pled guilty, since I was guilty, and now have a theft charge on my crimnal record. This is so embarrassing as it has been with me for sooo long! I applied for a pardon (they are quite expensive since I am going through a third party) but I do not think I will get the pardon in time for any placement I will have if I get accepted to the PN program. I have such a bad feeling about this and I know I have changed. That was honestly the first and last time I had ever stole anything! I learned my lesson and now it is potentially preventlng a career for me. I am so angry with my situation.

    So, does anyone know how early you would get into placement? Do I have to have the clear record/sectors BEFORE even starting the program?

    Any info will be greatly apprieciated!
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  3. by   Fiona59
    Ok, placements usually start in second semester.

    We had one girl in my group get arrested for a bar brawl and she was out of the programme pdq.

    You are working with the vulnerable sector and the police check has to come back clean.
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Sorry to hear about this unfortunate slip in your past. However, we are not permitted to give legal or medical advice on this forum. I recommend you contact the school and get their ruling.