Expungement: Reality check. - page 2

Not legal advice. A summary of what I have found, is all: In theory, it means you no longer have a conviction. It's meant to help people clear their past, start afresh. If your application asks if... Read More

  1. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Expungement for general public works differently when one is then perusing a LICENSED position. Granting a license to practice a profession involves a duty by the state to protect public safety. Boards granting licenses therefore have access to juvenile records ans expugements. Licensure of Nurses: An Integral Part of Public Protection

    Boards of Nursing look at entire application and are looking to see how person has changed their life to be a valued member of society when juvenile offense has occurred.

    Further info:
    FAQ: Nursing Licensure With Criminal History offers info on legal effect of an expungement.

    National Helping Individuals with criminal record Re-enter through Employment Network
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 20, '13
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  2. Visit  mzaur profile page
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Expungement for general public works differently when one is then perusing a LICENSED position. Granting a license to practice a profession involves a duty by the state to protect public safety. Boards granting licenses therefore have access to juvenile records ans expugements. Licensure of Nurses: An Integral Part of Public Protection

    Boards of Nursing look at entire application and are looking to see how person has changed their life to be a valued member of society when juvenile offense has occurred.

    Further info:
    FAQ: Nursing Licensure With Criminal History offers info on legal effect of an expungement.

    National Helping Individuals with criminal record Re-enter through Employment Network
    Hello,

    I looked through the links you posted and cannot find info about BONs having access to expunged records. Are you sure that this is the case?

    I thought about doing a FBI background check on myself to see what would come up. I actually went through a Navy recruiter (thought about applying as a medical officer couple years ago) and was told nothing came up for me. I'm just reluctant to make a big deal out of nothing, so I'd rather not disclose my misdemeanor arrests from when I was 18 and 20 (petty theft and marijuana possession) [I am 27 now] which were both conditionally discharged and expunged. I doubt that I'll even be able to find court documents pertaining to these arrests, which I'm sure BON will want if I disclose them.

    But if BONs really have access to expunged records, what can I do? Now I have to hope that I don't get adversely judged and my whole career affected due to making a few mistakes over 7 years ago.
  3. Visit  mlbluvr profile page
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    State agencies (BON, law, etc.) have permanent access to expunged criminal records. And even if they didn't, every BON requires you to self report convictions, even if 'expunged'. Most even require you to report arrests that did not lead to conviction, and any charges that were dismissed. As far as the court records, you will certainly have to send them to the BON, so the sooner you locate them, the better. The BON will probably want the arrest reports themselves (from the poluice department), and all the court documents leading up to conviction, sentencing and completion of sentancing requirements, and the records involved with the expunging. It ain't pretty. Whether you get a license, and then have to disclose those expunged convictions when applying for jobs, is something a lawyer can help you to decide.
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  4. Visit  mzaur profile page
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    Thanks. I guess that's what I have to do then.

    I've been reading around and it seems to be the general consensus that a couple of misdemeanors from longer than 5 years shouldn't preclude someone from licensure. But i'm still a bit nervous given that I'll be applying for RN+MSN programs this coming fall. Should I contact the BONs of each school's state to see if I'll have any issues?
  5. Visit  DeborahStone profile page
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    Don't be fooled. Any ugly past person could write up a complaint about you and have it prefabricated. My ex BF lives in Nigeria and faxed this ludicrous complaint because his new 22 year old wife needed more publicity. ( at the age of 60 this German National married a 22 year old Nigerian after sexually molesting my teen girls. I have tried to move on.... But even 5 years later there is nothing I can do from someone who runs away.
    On top of that I went to an investigation where the investigator never gave me a complete copy of the complaint, she asked me to tell her about an expunged record, and she tried to make me feel guilty that my daughter was deeply affected. Shame on you Board of Nursing!!'an ex boyfriend stooping this low for revenge. Well, if I lose my license I am taking a trip to Africa with an army!


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