- 0Jan 6 by mmil3I 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?
- 0Jan 7 by Meriwhen, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorMany 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.