criminal history,accepted to nursing school?? - page 2

Hello Everyone I made a very silly mistake last year that i regret everyday.I was arrested for shoplifting, its a misdemeanor.I currently have a 3.7 GPA,and i have been accepted to nursing... Read More

  1. by   Seas
    I don't agree that he/she needs to find a way to get this removed from his/her record. Would it be fair to the ones who kept their records clear by not doing such mistakes?
    Anyway, nursing schools may accept you, but the hospital for clinicals may deny. Does this school know your record? In my nursing school, some nursing student was kicked out of nursing school after midterm in first semester, because they did bg check later in the semester, not before nursing school started.
  2. by   lemur00
    Don't you have to get a criminal records check done to even be accepted into school?? We had to do it every so often during our education for clinicals. There was a procedure to go through if something came up to show that you had dealt with the problem.
  3. by   EmJeanRN
    The original poster has legitamate concerns. One of my fellow nursing students was not allowed to do clinicals at a certain hospital because of a speeding ticket that apparently was egregious. Of course, that is what we were told as students. Who knows what she really did. She was able to do clinicals elsewhere.

    Nursing schools will accept you even if a hospital won't. You often do not know what the clinical sights, BON, or hospital who is hiring later will do about misdemeanors or felonies. A DUI is a misdemeanor and can haunt you forever.

    I would start by calling BON.
  4. by   Nursing2102
    Were you convicted? I would contact your state board of nursing and ask them if this will have an effect on you becoming a licensed RN. As far as getting into clinicals, I think they may focus more on felony convictions but I am not sure. Maybe speak to someone in your nursing program like an advisor and see what they think?
  5. by   That Guy
    Schedule a meeting with the dean of the department and explain to her what happened and ask her what, if possible problems you may encounter for school. THat is the easiest way to do it and that is what I did when I got arrested. Go to them, dont let there be any surprises on their end. You sound like you are willing to own up to what you did, so do the next step and talk to the nursing dept.
  6. by   smiley gal
    Hello brown book,i was told by the school that all the hospitals the use receive the background check and decide if each student meets their b.check rules.The best my attorney could do is get me a 3 years probation under first offender act.
  7. by   smiley gal
    Hello DSkelton,i am not hiding anything,i have taken full responsibility for my actions,i told the school and the say it all depends on the clinical sites.I have made the most stupid decision of my life,and i hope that i will be given a chance to correct it.Thanks for your advice.
  8. by   smiley gal
    Thanks for you input
  9. by   smiley gal
    I am , very touching,thanks very much and i will do everything u say word for word.
  10. by   RN2BeMochi5
    Hey Smiley gal,
    I was wondering if you have any update on your situation. I'm in the same situation now and would any appreciate any advice you have since going through this. I feel very ashamed and doomed =(