Any nurses out there hired by a hospital after a minor felony on their record? - page 2

by RN-NewGrad | 65,716 Views | 67 Comments

Does anyone know FIRST hand whether or not a hospital will actually consider a candidate with a felony on their record? More than 14 years ago when I was only a teenager, I was charged as an accomplice in a theft. I DID NOT... Read More


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    I will put you in prayer. God bless you!!
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    To update you, i was supposed to receive a call from the home health agency last friday, today is wednesday (the following week)...so i'm guessing they didn't want to hire me because of my misdemeanor class B. But i'm not going to give up either. Just have some faith. I'll let you know how things turn out for me. Keep me updated on your journey. God Bless!
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    :typing You might try talking to a criminal attorney and see if they can get that expunged off your record.
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    In the state of Texas, i'm not eligible for the expunction, i'm only eligible for the nondisclosure, but even if i have the nondisclosure done, public/nonprofit hospitals will still be able to see my record. There wouldn't be any reason for me to get the nondisclosure done. i'm just going to leave it in God's hands. I hear the army takes anyone, that will be my last resort.
    LadyEJ BSN, RN likes this.
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    Hey HoustonTXRN the Army won't take you with a criminal record either, they quit taking 'anyone' decades ago.
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    Quote from HoustonTXRN
    In the state of Texas, i'm not eligible for the expunction, i'm only eligible for the nondisclosure, but even if i have the nondisclosure done, public/nonprofit hospitals will still be able to see my record. There wouldn't be any reason for me to get the nondisclosure done. i'm just going to leave it in God's hands. I hear the army takes anyone, that will be my last resort.
    I dont think that information is correct for non-disclosure. If you're eligible for non- disclosure, no public/non profit organization will ever see your record. Unless govt hospital can have access to your record
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    awww...what now?
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    i read up on the Texas Law concerning nondisclosure and expunctions. A misdemeanor class B or above does not qualify you for an expunction.
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    I too have a dumb misdemeanor charge on my record from when I just turned 18. I graduate in December and have had this thing haunt my dreams for some time, so I decided to go have a talk with the head HR person at the large hospital in my area. Basically, she told me its no big deal, it happened when I was young (7-8 years ago) and you would be surprised how common such a thing is. Be honest about it. On the job application, when you mark yes and explain, simply put "There are mitigating circumstances when I was very young and foolish. Please allow me to explain during an interview." or "It was a foolish, minor mistake that occured when I young. It is in no way indictive of my current character. Please allow me to explain during an interview." Something along these lines.
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    It takes 2-4 weeks to get hired at my home health agency, especially if HR on vacation....hang in there.


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