I am trying to enroll at GHNTS in Alexandria,Va, they are doing a criminal backround check, I dont know what that consists of. I have been arrested twice and given a PBJ by a judge, is this going to disqualify me? I never been convicted or served time in jail. Someone please let me know help
Aug 22, '09
If it's a standard criminal background check it will include all of your "aliases" such a maiden name, married name(s), even misspellings of your name that may be related to any criminal charges and/or credit reporting agencies. Criminal charges are included, along with any convictions and/or guilty pleas. Any fines or restitution orders will also be reported.
Whether or not that disqualifies you, that is probably up to the individual school.
Aug 23, '09
Questions we seem to be encountering more and more often have to do with the effects of a criminal history on nursing licensure:
Is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a criminal history?
Is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a MIP, DUI, or other related charges?
What happens if you are charged or convicted of a crime after licensure?
Can I go to nursing school and/or be licensed if my record has been sealed or expunged?
Will I be able to go to nursing school with a criminal record?
What can happen if I receive a MIP/DUI/DWI or other charge while still in school?
These are questions that the members of allnurses.com cannot answer. The only reliable source of information is your State Board of Nursing as well as your school of nursing.
Aug 23, '09
read the info posted in faq: nursing licensure with a criminal history
for best advice were permitted to offer.
good luck moving forward.
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