Fingerprinting and criminal background checks... How does the LSBN determine the eligibility for students and practicing nurses in the state of LA? When does: "no contest" (refusal of defense due to over zealous prosecutor, amendment 5, legal advise), " no bill" (DA refuses formal action on offense without any form of trial, arraignment, etc.), "pretrial diversion" (petty misdemeanor charges for most), "expungement" (court sealed documents), "misdemeanor probation" (reduced penalty with temporal oversight of those charged) blackball candidates.
Surely these will all throw red flags, yet most circumstances can be explained.
Q: What is the best way to address prior faults and mishaps to a given school, employer or licensing board? Which actions should be taken to prove that one's character should not be determined by such?
Jan 17, '12
A nurse attorney may be best suited to provide you with the answer you are looking for. If not, try the www.lsbn.state.la.us
website or contact the LSBN. You can also post a general question to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Hope this helps!