The laws are differens in each state, every BON has its own ways of dealing with there things, and every employer as well. As a general rule, nurse employers
, particularly hospitals
, hold nurses to an exceptionally high standard.
All potential and current nurses with criminal records would be wise to investigate themselves, from an employer standpoint(as well as BON) in their own locales, not coming to a BB. Nobody knows your specific answers unless they've been through it in your own area. You can call your state BON's anonymously and ask a question, and you can also run your own background check for a fee via internet search engines.
Bottom line, nurse employers tend to dislike criminal records as well as credit problems and bad references, so you need to know what background check search is done in your area. If a Group One type service is used (3rd party collector of info), data from former employers will be there as well.
Knowledge is power: know what is on your background check info so you can take control of the interview and not have it be a 'surprise'...some employers can be quite understanding about mistakes in the past.
Good luck to the OP. I hope it really is expunged and won't be a problem, but be prepared.