Quote from vernayjustice
I did and they stated that they cannot guarantee that I will be able to get into Clinicals but they are optomistic
Unfortunately, that pretty much is your answer.
When it comes to clinical sites, it's not so much the school's guidelines as it is the clinical site's guidelines.
They have the right to refuse to let you perform clinicals based on your criminal record. I agree that it's not always fair, but it is legal.
Also, just like clinical sites can turn you down because of your record, employers don't automatically have to accept your criminal history and grant you a job just because the BON gave you a license. Again, not always fair, but it is legal.
It definitely couldn't hurt to consult with that attorney. I agree with jackstem, catmom and KarenfRN. You will have an uphill battle against you--in school, with the BON and with finding employment--and you should educate yourself about what you're facing as much as possible.
Best of luck.