criminal background check - page 2

What is the National background check consist of? What are they looking for? Felonies, misdemeanors, or summary offences? I am in a pre nursing program and they were talking about backgrounds and I... Read More

  1. by   edgarandr
    Quote from BirdylouRN
    Hello, I would like to share my own story because when I got into a mess I read so many post that lead me to believe there wasn't hope. About a year into Nursing school I got a theft charge. I had never been in trouble in my life and prided myself on what a good citizen I am.. .lol I had stopped and picked up 13 bricks from the edge of town that had been sitting for years and were covered in dirt and grass. I thought it was a shame and sought to make something of them. I was going to make a flower bed in my back yard. It was the middle of the day and my actions were out in the open. A police man came by and said that the bricks were the cities and charged me with theft. I felt my world was over and after reading everyone's post on message boards was certain of it! Eventually the charge was dismissed and I had the charge expunged. Again the internet and persistent Googling led me to believe just having a charge made me hopeless and even though it was expunged the board would see it.

    Happy Ending - The board never saw my charge! It didn't even show up on the FBI and BCI background check. I received my Approval To Test and an offer for a great job before I was even licensed in Ohio.

    If God put it on your heart to be a nurse then you should be a nurse. Pray about and take the legal steps you can to make good on your actions and God will see you through!!
    The BON gives a copy of the background check to you once it comes back? Thanks.
  2. by   Prettie
    Ok, I know this thread is pretty OLD. But I have to speak about what I'm going through to get some understand and hopefully good advice.
    Ok, back in 2005 I was convicted with a misdemeanor. That's the only criminal charge that I've ever had in life. (I was 18!) I just recently completed nursing school this past December 2017. And I was told that I couldn't test unit I hear back from The board of nursing. So I've been waiting and waiting to receive something from boards to approve me to take Nclex. While waiting I've been speaking to some of my classmates, that were waiting to hear from Boards too due to compliance issues. They have received letters from boards stating if they need additional documents , or if that they were approved to test. But as for me!! I'm still waiting. I called earlier the board member said My information was still under Review. Someone PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON. I'm freaking out.