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- Apr 25, '12 by momologyThe state of Florida and many others now try to generate revenue by selling criminal histories on the internet to anyone with a credit card. The FBI intends to enter this new field of commerce known as data mining with a billion dollars startup (paid for with Homeland Security tax funded dollars) over the next ten years. More than half of their data is arrest only and one out of three americans are arrested before their 24th birthday. They will be offering employers an additional service of continuous ongoing notification of arrests. That is the interesting part as we used to have innocent until proven guilty in the USA. I would venture to say that such notification could interfere with a person being able to pay for a lawyer. This also impacts victims of identity theft and those with common names as the internet companies and for that matter the states have little accountability for accuracy. In our current job market this can have devastating impact. Stay strong and sober for the challenges you will be facing.
If you care about our basic right about innocent until proven guilty even if you feel safe from this new big brother threat let your legislators know your concerns.
- Apr 25, '12 by litchiThe 7 year thing is untrue in Alabama. On the application, there are "regulation" questions that ask you about things like criminal offenses and substance abuse. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you're then required to provide a written disclosure explaining the situation. It's in your best interest to be completely honest. Tell them what, when, why, all of that. Then follow up with what you've learned and how you've bettered yourself, which is sounds like you've done! It will take your application a little longer to go through, but it's definitely better than 7 years.
I know we're in different states and things might be a little different in Florida.. I just thought I'd share, considering that you're not limited to sit in Florida just because you live there.
(Source: Soon to Be Nursing Graduates videos from Non-CE course offerings)
- Apr 25, '12 by sren4thI'm sorry I can't help you with this but I just want to say congrats on staying sober. there is no need to beat you up or give you a speech ! You learned your lesson and are willing to take what ever the outcome is, and haven't we all made our mistakes down the road?
But I hope you reach your goal and you can proof those who doubt you different.
And yes your road might be rocky but yet again at least you don't just throw everything away but fight for it and try to fix it.
- Apr 25, '12 by JDougRNCongrats on your sobriety, as well as your finishing nursing school. As a fellow nurse who has done both, I send you HUGE hugs and high-fives. I never ended up in the unfortunate position that you are in ( I did my getting sloshed at home) but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. You should be very proud of where you have come from, as well as where you have ended up.
- Apr 25, '12 by dirtyhippiegirlQuote from classicdameI don't know why people reiterate this sentiment so often throughout this particular sub-forum. I'm licensed in one state, have submitted my license for another (compact) state, and am considering a license in a third state - I know, right? - with a DUI from 2008 and every BON has laid out exactly what documents I needed to submit. No guess work or shades of grey involved.I doubt the BON will answer specifically enough to satisfy you. They will want to consider lots of factors. I think you may have a good chance of being successful and recommend you worry only when, and IF, you hear from the BON after you submit your licensure request. Good luck!!
To the OP in particular - although it doesn't appear that the FL BoN specifically asks for these up front, start rounding up proof of your sobriety/rehabilitation. The DUI classes that you probably had to take through the state. Records for any therapy that you might have received. Statement of good conduct from your AA sponsor if you have one. They could ask for stuff like that & that process is probably the most frustrating and time consuming part of the application process.
- Apr 25, '12 by PMFB-RNIn some states you wouldn't be able to be licensed at all. Not being judgemental here but isn't this something you should have looked into before you spent all that time, hard work and money for nursing school?
- Apr 25, '12 by nursekara513Had a similar situation with one of the girls that I graduated nursing school with. Of course those things came up with the BON before she could take NCLEX. She had to talk with someone about how she "changed her life". She relayed she was sober, got married, and had a child etc. and she did get to take boards, but not as fast as she was planning on.
- Apr 25, '12 by MamaSquaredHi Elizabeth! Congrats on your sobriety AND graduation! NEITHER of those things are easy to do! I don't know the answer to your question, but I sure do wish you all the best and prayers that this won't be a problem for you. IMHO, since it was back in 08, I would *think* after they make you sweat, they'll say it's ok. I mean, most everyone has some kind of misdemeanor somewhere in their background. There would REALLY be a nursing shortage if they didn't let anyone with a misdemeanor practice nursing!
At any rate, congrat again!
- Apr 25, '12 by Huckleberry33Dear Eve84RN congrats on graduating and on your clean time...the most important thing. Now then, I am sure every state is different but here in TX you have to submit a declaratory order when applying to sit for your boards, it is here that you have the opportunity to reveal any criminal history that you have had and explain your side and what strides you have made and how you are recovering. This may flag your file for approval with or without stipulations on your license, you may have to go through a process of being reviewed...maybe not...but here in TX I would say most likely yes you would go through the process. Just be up front and let them know about your history. I think that you will be alright.
- Apr 25, '12 by sierra117Elizabeth-
Props to you for airing your laundry as you did - shows both guts and having moved past that obstacle. Insofar as your question - I have an answer/suggestion for you. I, however, am a bit more private than yourself but please feel free to email me for a response (sent you a friend request).