Has anybody ever got a felony record being withheld adjudication and apply for nurse

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    Has anybody ever apply in a nursing school with a felony record being withheld adjudication meaning I'm not convicted in miami or state florida......? Please I need answers because I really don't want to go to a school were later I cant sit for the state board exam. And I've already try calling the florida nursing board and they cant give me a straight answer, they just tell me to risk it.
    Last edit by Blanca R on Jul 5, '12 : Reason: formatting for easier reading
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    That's the problem: almost every BON out there will not give you a straight answer about whether you can get licensed with a criminal record until you actually apply for licensure. They make their decision on whether to license on a case-by-case basis, and they will not decide until your application, conviction info and all supporting information has been submitted. As far as what to answer on the BON application regarding criminal history (you state you are not convicted but you still have a felony record), that is a question best answered by the BON and/or a lawyer, since we can't give legal advice.

    So unfortunately you do have to decide if this is a chance worth taking. Hopefully someone who has a background similar to yours will be able to share their experience and provide some insight.

    Best of luck.
    gsamanez likes this.
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    Quote from gsamanez
    Has anybody ever apply in a nursing school with a felony record being withheld adjudication meaning I'm not convicted in miami or state florida......? Please I need answers because I really don't want to go to a school were later I cant sit for the state board exam. And I've already try calling the florida nursing board and they cant give me a straight answer, they just tell me to risk it.
    Depends a lot on what you got into trouble for. A drug or alcohol related offense can be overlooked if you have worked through it and have received treatment. Child or elder abuse pretty much bars you for life I believe. So it really depends on the circumstances: how long ago it happened, what have you done to rehabilitate, why you did what you did, etc... That's why they can't give you a straight answer. My advice is to evaluate what you have done, and have done about it. They really want people to be nurses, and give people a second chance if they can prove they deserve it.
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    i have two felonies and i went to school in florida and graduated but since florida had approved the new bill about not being able to sit for your boards until 15 years after the conviction/probation. I had to take my nclex else where but now that the same bill is amendedit might not be a problem. I'm also working as a RN. GOOD LUCK
    tabibuwako1 likes this.
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    I WROTE THIS STATEMENT....TO ANSWER YALL QUESTION I WAS CHARGE WITH BURGLARY UNNOCCUPIED OF DWELING ,GRAND THEFT 3rd degree ,AND DEALING WITH STOLEN PROPERTY .....3 CHARGES IN 1 CASE...AND THEY WERE ALL WITHHELD ADJUDICATION......I ALSO HAVE ONE MISDEMEANOR OF POSSESION OF MARIJUANA -20 GRAMS,AND ITS ALSO WITHHELD ADJUDICATION....ALL THIS HAPPEN IN 2009...I WAS ALSO 19 YEARS OLD AND NOW IM 22..SO IT WAS LIKE 4YEARS AGO....AND BY THE TIME IM DONE WITH NURSING SCHOOL IT WOULD BE 7 YEARS OLD.....PLEASE REPLY BACK WITH OPINIONS OR ANY.SIMILAR EXPERIENCE
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    My charge was schemes too defraud withheld adjudication 5 years old n then a federal charge for bad checks 10 years old. I'm working as a RN in two states right now....almost had a third license but they wanted to put stipulations on my license...
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    Please leave succesfull stories on how you obtain your license with felonies
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    Hey MissRNBlue can you please give some insight on what states you were able to receive licenses in and possible difficulties you may have had. Your help would be a great blessing. Also I''m not familiar with the amendment to the bill.
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    Quote from GatorUF
    Hey MissRNBlue can you please give some insight on what states you were able to receive licenses in and possible difficulties you may have had. Your help would be a great blessing. Also I''m not familiar with the amendment to the bill.
    I'm licensed and I work in both GA and SC..I probably can get my license in FL because it has been more than 5 years since my felony which is third degree but you can always contact a lawyer that handles nursing licenses....GOOD LUCK
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    leave succesfull stories of you becoming a nurse with a felony record>>>it could be adjudicated withheld or adjudicated guilty.


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