Getting a California RN License with a Criminal History: Misdemeanor - page 9

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Disclaimer: This topic is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. This is simply an account of my experiences with the California Board of Registered Nursing. Individual situations will... Read More


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    Thank you for sharing your story. I am getting ready to graduate in Dec 2014 from nursing school and must explain my criminal background of a DUI from 2001 in the state of PA. I would like to say that I have always been forthcoming with my DUI even when I applied to nursing school so I would always advocate for honesty. My school was wonderful and I did not have any issues with my clinical sites. I am in the process of obtaining my letters of recommendation from instructors and a previous nursing supervisor where I work now. I would love if you could send me your letter to use as a guide for my letter of explanation for the PA Board of Nursing. I really appreciated reading this and hearing of your success. I would love to hear if anyone has had any issues with being allowed to sit for the NCLEX in the state of Pennsylvania and what the process is for submitting paperwork. My email address is elishavivier@gmail.com
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    Cheethaj it didn't even notify me of your reply Im so sorry it took me so long. I will absolutely write a thread about my experience great idea. yours helped me so much maybe I can do the same for someone else.
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    Hi! Cheethaj Thank you for the thread that you made about applying nclex with misdemeanor problem from the past. Can you please send me your sample of your letter to the BON Ca? I have a misdemeanor last 2012 got arrested booked and fingerprinted but the case was dismissed and no charge filed against me because i got a diversion program. I'm really concerned about what to write to the BON. My email add: cyntz2010@yahoo.com thank s a lot in advance
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    Hi, I saw your post and I wanted to ask you if you could email me a copy of the letter you sent to the board please. you can email me at noeljames0649@gmail.com. Thank you.
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    Letter sent HOPEGG, noeljames, Cyntz2010, and Elisha_V. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy Halloween!
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    Quote from Elisha_V
    Thank you for sharing your story. I am getting ready to graduate in Dec 2014 from nursing school and must explain my criminal background of a DUI from 2001 in the state of PA. I would like to say that I have always been forthcoming with my DUI even when I applied to nursing school so I would always advocate for honesty. My school was wonderful and I did not have any issues with my clinical sites. I am in the process of obtaining my letters of recommendation from instructors and a previous nursing supervisor where I work now. I would love if you could send me your letter to use as a guide for my letter of explanation for the PA Board of Nursing. I really appreciated reading this and hearing of your success. I would love to hear if anyone has had any issues with being allowed to sit for the NCLEX in the state of Pennsylvania and what the process is for submitting paperwork. My email address is elishavivier@gmail.com
    Good job Elisha_V,
    Being upfront really seems to go a long way with the BON plus your offense was back in 2001. I wish you the best of luck. I'm not too sure about Pennsylvania's policies but I'm bet they are relatively similar to California's. Let me know if you have any questions.


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