I have been sick and worried for almost two months about not being able to take my state exam to become a certified nurse aide because i have two misdemeanors for profane language over public airway (got into an argument with an old friend in 2006). I have been checking the BON website faithfully for an update. This morning I received a call from NACES saying I was no longer pending approval from the VA Bon to take my certification test. They approved me to take it on feb 2. I started crying because I thought my history would have an impact on my future. I'm so thankful. First stop CNA while I wait to apply to nursing school in May.