I recently finished nursing school and am the proud owner of a BSN. When filling out my app for the Florida BON I checked "no" next to the "have you ever been convicted..." yadayada. I'm now beginning to think that may have been a mistake. Quite a few years ago, I received a ticket for "possession of paraphernalia", an infraction according to state law. The charge was dismissed and I never considered it again. Does this fall under the guidelines as something that must be reported? It's neither a misdemeanor or felony, but an infraction, something beneath both.
Here's what the FBON guidelines say:
Question: What crimes must be reported on the application?
Answer: All convictions, guilty pleas and nolo contendere pleas must be reported, except for minor traffic violations not related to the use of drugs or alcohol. This includes misdemeanors, felonies, “driving while intoxicated (DWI)”, “driving under the influence (DUI)” and “driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR)”. Crimes must be reported even if they receive a suspended sentence. All prior or current disciplinary action against another professional license must be reported, whether it occurred in Florida or in another state or territory.
I see no mention of infractions here. If I fail to report it and the board discovers it, what then?
Thank in advance for any info