Problems with Boards

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    Ok since this is a new thread I thought I would post here and hope that someone has an answer!

    Graduated from nursing school in June of this year and waiting for that letter to take boards. Well instead of that letter I got one requesting a copy of court records! To make a long story short, I was originally charged with domestic violence by my now ex husband. He later recanted his story and said that it did not happen. But at the time in Ohio the had just place new domestic violence laws which were 'really' strict'. You could be across town and no where near someone and they could call the authoritites and you would be arrested. And, the charges could not be dropped (that law has now been modified). But since they could not drop it, it was reduced to a misdomeaner, disorderly conduct. I had to get copies of the court papers and send them to the board and still have not heard anything. There was no probation only court costs. Do you think this will keep me from being able to get my license? From what I read of the laws in Ohio it doesn't look like it but I am worried...I called the board and left a message which has yet to return my call. Any advice??

    (Sorry so long!!)

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    Did you list this incident on your application for licensure?
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Did you list this incident on your application for licensure?

    Suzanne4 - Yes, I listed this on my application. In fact I even listed it on my application with the hospital that I interviewed with in Columbus. I explained the incident to the HR person...no problem, I was hired pending passing my boards. I had spoken to my attorney before even starting the nursing program to make sure that this would not effect being able to get my license and he told me no problem. I am just worried because I have not heard anything..
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    Just wanted to put this at the top 'again' in hopes that someone has some advice on waiting this one out!

    Thanks..

    Quote from ladytopaz
    Suzanne4 - Yes, I listed this on my application. In fact I even listed it on my application with the hospital that I interviewed with in Columbus. I explained the incident to the HR person...no problem, I was hired pending passing my boards. I had spoken to my attorney before even starting the nursing program to make sure that this would not effect being able to get my license and he told me no problem. I am just worried because I have not heard anything..
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    Try contacting the BON again.
    For any others with similar type problems, speak to the BON in the beginning and get documentation from them. An attorney is unable to tell you what the Board is going to do. They evaluate each case on an individual basis.

    Sorry that you are having to go thru this..............please keep us posted.
    But there is no one else that can offer advice, everything is in the hands of the BON on this one.
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    I called the BON review board contact last week. They were meeting this week and I should know something soon, I hope. I hope that it will not prevent me from obtaining my license, it's just the waiting that is killing me. I'm ready to sit for boards now! I have had several of my instructors even volunteer to submit a letter to the BON on my behalf. But you are right, each case is evaluated on an individual basis.

    Hopefully I will hear something positive tomorrow

    Quote from suzanne4
    Try contacting the BON again.
    For any others with similar type problems, speak to the BON in the beginning and get documentation from them. An attorney is unable to tell you what the Board is going to do. They evaluate each case on an individual basis.

    Sorry that you are having to go thru this..............please keep us posted.
    But there is no one else that can offer advice, everything is in the hands of the BON on this one.
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    No matter what state you are in learn now the Board of Nursing is slow! They are volunteers and are not there all the time. They meet infrequently by our anxious standards.

    Questions I would ask are:

    1. When will be board be meeting again?
    2. When is my case on their agenda for discussion?

    Good Luck!
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    Just an update for everyone. My civil background check did not show how the desposition of the case. That is why the BON requested that I obtain certified court copies. Needless to say, everything is ok and I will be sitting for my exam on July 21st!! I am soo relieved. They told me that I needed to contact the local courts and let them know that the original charges and what it was reduced to needs to be forwarded to BCI. They did not do this, hence the long wait and my having to obtain the court records.

    Wish me luck!!


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