Hi! I'm new here, and this is the first thread I've started. I was accepted, and began the nursing program
this fall semester. I went through the CNA program, to get more points to be accepted to the program. I applied for a job at a nursing home, and submitted my fingerprints for a back ground check. I had some old stuff (16years old) show up on my rapsheet. It shows on the FBI rap sheet like 10 different charges. Looks really bad
. It does show that they're between 16-18 years ago. Well, the facility that I'd applied to was very ugly to me
. I was in shock, so it took a month or so for me too recover enough to look at the rapsheet
. On there it says that anyone using the report to decide on employment they were to give the person submitting the fingerprints the chance to verify, or clear up any mistakes on the report.
Okay, so I started looking into getting expungements. Well along the way, I have found the 4, not 10, cases were so old that they can, and will be dismissed, as they were misdemeanors. Here is my dilemma: I need to have my FBI report corrected.
My nursing program is aware of all this or I would not be putting it out here like this.
Sep 4, '10
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
fbi just collects the data. need to start at courts where charges leveled.
best info, check out my thread:
national helping individuals with criminal record re-enter through employment network
has all the info you need to start on this process: may take months to year or more to resolve so don't get discouraged. since healthcare deals with people when they are most vulnerable, strict laws put in place to minimize consumers being victimized by those who have not changed their ways as mature, responsible adult.
best wishes moving forward. we'll be here rooting for ya!
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 24, '12
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