Quote from BabyRN2Be
I'm wondering if you've read the other posts especially by Meriwhen. You can't go strictly on what a stranger says on an Internet message board from anecdotal experience. It's fine to get support, but for more concrete answers fo to your BON.
Personal/ancedotal experience isn't always a bad thing though, as you're getting firsthand information from someone who has gone through similar circumstances.
However, people need to be wary of relying on personal/ancedotal info as the rule of how THEIR particular case may turn out.
The fact is that there are 51 BONs that see things in 51 different ways...so the lines are drawn rather like a crazy quilt. One state may look at your record and grant you a license, while state #2 imposes restrictions and state #3 says "Sorry, but No." Nurses with similar criminal histories may have very different outcomes.
You also can't compare histories and think that because your record is (in your opinion) better or worse than someone else's that you have a chance/no chance of licensure. Some nurses with a felony get licensed; some nurses with only misdemeanors get smacked down. A nurse with a conviction from 20 years ago may have to appear in front of the BON, while the one with the more recent conviction seems to have minimal problem getting the license.
Just look through all the threads in this forum to see how all over the place BONs can be.
As the PP said, YOUR BON is the one who will give you the most concrete and accurate answer. What we say here doesn't mean anything in the end--it's the BON's word that does.