I finished cna class at my local community college in Florida. Next step, is to send in my application and $ for fees, to Prometrics. I am a little hesitant because I am unsure how this is going to go. I have a felony that is 12yrs old. The actual title of the charges sound worse than what the actual story is about. I don't care who knows my story. I have always been honest about my record. It's total " B.S." if you ask me. Anyway, I'll tell my story if you ask me about it. But right now, I just want to know, does anyone by chance know what my chances will be on getting the State to approve me for wanting to be a CNA? I was convicted of "Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. Like I said, It sounds worse than what actually happened. I did not go and steal from anyone. It's a total misunderstanding.(ya, that's what they all say, right??lol) Does anyone have a similar story or know of someone who does? It's not a drug charge and it's not a violent crime. I had to do "clinicals " at a nursing home and a local hospital. I had to get permission from both facilities, BEFORE, I could start clinicals. Once I told both facilities my story, they felt sorry for me and quickly signed off, for me to get started. So I completed my classes. Passed the course with a 92% A. Do I have a chance ? Remember, it has been 12yrs since the felony. I only have one new traffic incident and that's it.....Please give me an input.. Thank you for hearing me out......
Have you tried to have your record expunged...
I would call your board of nursing and ask them if that would affect certification.
P.S. CNA's are not licensed in any state except New Hampshire. What we do get is a certification from the board of health and senior services (NJ) indicating we have met all criteria to become certified. Just thought it was important to say since i've been seeing so many posts about CNA "licensure" if this was true we'd be LNA's
Last edit by Okami_CCRN on May 10, '11
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