Getting a California RN License with a Criminal History: Misdemeanor - page 13

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  1. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from josephcumberland
    Is it impossible for me to take my test if I have a felony but plan to expunge it in the end?
    License Discipline and Convictions

    Expunging won't help you with with the CA BRN as you will still need to report even expunged convictions. It won't hurt, but it won't help.

    And that being said, expungement is still worth pursing, as if your felony is successfully expunged, you may be able to answer "No" to certain criminal history questions for employers.

    There are nurses with felony records who can and do get licensed. It's not guaranteed but it's possible. Work on your statement, get all of your supporting documents in on time, and promptly reply to any information request they make of you. If they want you to appear in front of them, I strongly recommend having an attorney at your side.

    Best of luck.
  2. by   josephcumberland
    Could someone send me a copy of their statement just as an example? I want to make sure I do this right. I spent so much time and so much money on nursing school that I just hope the CA BRN reconsider me.
  3. by   nocturnallife
    This post help me soooo much. I also have a misdemeanor on my record and the post gave me hope that I would be able to get my license! And I did!
  4. by   elyzaveita
    I don't know if this discussion is still active, but, cheethaj, BSN, RN, or anyone, can you send me a copy of your letter? I am in the process of writing one now and would also like to get it right!
  5. by   dily0629
    I don't know if this discussion is still active but may, cheethaj, BSN, RN , or anyone else, send me a copy of that letter? I am currently in the process of writing my letter and would like to do it right as well!
  6. by   dily0629
    oh my email is, thank you!