Greetings. About a year ago I made a huge mistake...I was homeless and depressed and attempted to steal something from the food lion. Since I had nothing else on my record the case was dismissed with a warning never to commit theft again. It has been a year and the case is dismissed. I am now looking into the future and I really hope to become a nurse. Looking at the laws in Virginia it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to get it expunged. I am reading on the BON for virginia that convictions of petty larceny will be cause for denial of licensure, but it says nothing about dismissed charges. I contacted the board and all they could tell me was that it was on a case by case basis and linked me some information about convictions. I don't want to go through all that school to discover that it was all for nothing. Can anyone tell me if it is possible for me to pass the license with a dismissed petty larceny?