expunged record

  1. I just applied to nursing programs in Illinois and i answered no to the being arrested, convicted question. I was arrested for shoplifting when I was stupid years ago but I was not convicted and the arrest was expunged. Will my university be able to see this? I am debating whether or not I should email someone in the admissions and let them know about it. I have nearly perfect grades and a ton of volunteering hours. I know I have high chances of getting in but now I feel like because of a mistake in my past I wont:/ help? any advice?
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    If record expunged, college will not be able to see it; however BON will have access if over age 18, best to disclose.

    See: FAQ: Nursing Licensure With Criminal History
  4. by   Meriwhen
    Many BONs want to know about arrests even if there was no resulting conviction. Almost all--if not all 51--BONs want to know about expunged records. Fail to disclose this info and the BON finds out, and you risk discipline or even loss of license. Contact your BON--do it anonymously if you prefer--to see exactly what you need to disclose.

    If you have any questions as to how to fill out the Criminal History section of your application, talk to a lawyer as we can't give legal advice.

    Best of luck.
  5. by   QuietRiot
    Are you sure the application asked about arrest and not convictions? Some applications may ask if you have any current unsettled criminal charges but generally only convictions are labeled as disqualifying, not arrest.
    Furthermore, not all convictions are disqualifying, below is the link to Illinois list of disqualifying ,waivable and non-waivable offenses.

    You can also try calling them with your questions.

    Disqualifying Convictions