Quote from lpnflorida
Answering truthfully is always the best answer ...
... Falsifying is always grounds for being fired.
Yes, and not only for being fired by your employer, but being found to have lied on your licensure application is grounds for having your license revoked.
nurses have mental health issues, and that does not automatically disqualify you from licensure/practice -- the BON, which is charged with regulating nursing practice to protect the public's safety, wants to know that the individual's illness is stable/under control sufficiently to allow the person to practice safely.
Honesty is the best policy, even if only because of the severe negative consequences of being found later to have lied. You are talking about entering a profession where people's lives
depend on our honesty and integrity. You don't want to start out by demonstrating that you can't be trusted to be honest ...