Misdemeanor Issue?

  1. Hey there! I just currently applied for nursing school for the Spring 2018 semester. I'm working on getting all my ducks in a row and if it's not one thing it's the other. I have submitted declaratory orders for two misdemeanors i recieved about ten years ago (fishing without a license and firearm in motor vehicle, both in Washington State). I have submitted my paperwork for those and I'm good.

    Here is the situation....

    Monday September 11th, I did my finger printing. Sunday September 17th I was at a birthday house party for a friend. While the party was winding down and people were leaving, I walked one of my friends to the intersectio, which was four houses down, to meet her cab. She got in her cab, and there was a police officer was behind the cab. The officer stopped and started talking to me. I was slightly drunk, but not belligerent or falling over. He would not let me walk back to the house, but he did arrested me for public intoxication (misdemeanor).

    Anyone have similar issues? Or have a public intoxication charge? When should I report this to the BON? I'm so stressed
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Moved to Licensure with a Criminal History forum.
  4. by   KCMnurse
    If you are applying for nursing school you have no need to report this to the BON yet - they are interested in licensed nurses or those just about to take the NCLEX. You can make an inquiry with the BON or check their website for information. You will however need to have a conversation with your prospective nursing school. They will be able to give you more information on how or if this will impact your enrollment. You do not say if you have been actually convicted this might make a difference. if your school is OK with this - then you have the hurdle of clinical sites.
    Good luck as you sort through this situation.

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