I am planning to re-take the NCLEX and send out my application to the BRN. The problem is I was handed a misdemeanor for trespassing charge in October 13, 2011 for something that occurred back in May 2011. It was originally a petty theft charge but the judge decreased it to a trespass charge, 12 months unsupervised probation, 5 days community service, a fine and to stay out of the store it occurred in.
Since the decision, I have been volunteering, by choice, with a non-profit agency speaking to adult clients with HIV/AIDS and teenagers about health promotion at the same time teach them various skills in art. I have taken, on my own will, anti-theft classes which was completed successfully and I have also asked a dean from my school, a nurse and a cop to write letters support to show the BRN that I am a genuinely good person that have made a wrong decision. I have also paid the fine and completed my 5 days community service.
Do you guys know how long will it take for the BRN to make a decision and whether or not I will be allowed to take the NCLEX? Is there anything else I can do to help my case at this point? How does the BRN handle such cases?
Nov 7, '11
MOving to Nursing Licensure with Criminal History forum.
Nov 8, '11
Unfortunately the BON keeps to its own timetable...so all you can really do is wait. Though it couldn't hurt to drop them a note to see if they've received all of your supporting paperwork and if they need anything else for you.
Best of luck--I hope they rule in your favor!
Nov 8, '11
Hi, I imagine that each board will do what they will do when they want to, and that will be nervewracking for you. I hope that they make their decision soon so that you can move on. Based on what you have told us, you'll will be a wonderful, caring nurse!
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