From the California Board of Registered Nursing:
10. How does the Board determine which violations are substantially related to the applicant's license?
Pursuant to Title 16, California Code of Regulations, section 1444, a conviction or act shall be considered to be substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a registered nurse if to a substantial degree it evidences present or potential unfitness of a registered nurse to practice in a manner consistent with the public health, safety or welfare. Such convictions or acts shall include but not be limited to those involving the following issues:
11. How does the Board determine satisfactory rehabilitation of a licensee?
- Assaultive or abusive conduct including, but not limited to, those violations listed in subdivision (d) of Penal Code Section 11160.
- Failure to comply with any mandatory reporting requirements.
- Theft, dishonesty, fraud, or deceit.
- Any conviction or act subject to an order of registration pursuant to Section 290 of the Penal Code.
Pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 480 and 490, and Title 16 California Code of Regulations, sections 1444, the Board utilizes the following general criteria to determine satisfactory rehabilitation:
- The nature and severity of the act(s) or crime(s) under consideration.
- Evidence of any act(s) committed subsequent to the act(s) or crime(s) under consideration.
- The time that has elapsed since commission of the act(s) or crime(s) under consideration.
- The extent to which the applicant has complied with any terms of parole, probation, restitution, or any other sanctions lawfully imposed.
- Evidence, if any, of rehabilitation.
***the entire FAQ page can be found here: Board of Registered Nursing - License Discipline and Convictions