Nurses with criminal background - page 6

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I am a 28 year old new nurse graduate. when i was 17 years old, i had a charge of theft. Now after going back to school, and 11 years later, I graduated, and the board does not want to issue my license because of this old charge.... Read More


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    Hi jp1180 i finally recieved my ATT and i scheduled my nclex exam. it took a little under 45 days, hope this helps...

    Goodluck!
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    Have you gotten your record expunged?
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    Yes it was expunged back in July, so there is nothing on my criminal reports
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    Even if you get record expunged, when submitting paperwork to Board of nursing, need to check off YES that there is a criminal background and include information re record expungement, Will take one longer for permission to take NCLEX and have license application reviewed. Boards of nursing have access to most criminal info as part of "public protection". Boards will deny license to those who "falsify" application information.
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    That is very TRUE you MUST disclose all criminal records to your state boards wether it was expunged or not. "I DID".... HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY!!!!
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    I, too, have a misdemeanor on my record: VC-31 False information to peace officer. I will be applying to nursing schools soon & have been very worried about how my past will affect me in the future. My sister is an attorney & is working to get my case expunged before I start to apply, but has warned me that even though it will be expunged, for anything regarding state licensing, I will always have to check yes that I have been convicted of a crime. For those of you who had records expunged & disclosed it to the BON, did you also disclose it when applying for employment?
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    Hello All,
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    No. If your records are expunged you are not required to disclose it on a job application, Once you get the court documents signed by the judge, go through it, it states what your rights are.

    Good luck!
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    Hello TxGirl, I do wish that you have received your license already, If not contact the board once again. You may have to request to be heard at a board hearing where you will have to go in person in fornt of the board and in fron of the people at the hearing.

    Once they agree to issue a license this will be probationary and your infraction will be in the board website forever. Meaning if 20 years from now you have a BSN, MSN and PHD and apply for a role, your theft charge will be online for your employers to read.

    Let me know how this has gone for you thus far. Are you in Ca?

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    I am a 28 year old new nurse graduate. when i was 17 years old, i had a charge of theft. Now after going back to school, and 11 years later, I graduated, and the board does not want to issue my license because of this old charge. I was so young and it was the biggest mistake of my life, and don't feel its fair that they are judging me for one mistake made. I have always been a straight A student, very responsible and with impecable credit, driving record and school records, its just that one mistake haunting me. My question is, has anyone ever, or do you know of anyone with the same charge as me and were issued their license??? They haven't denied it yet, but its been about 6 months and i don't receive and answer from them so i am getting worried that their answer will be no. and i worked extremely hard in school to get this far, for nothing.
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    Quote from txgirl11
    I am a 28 year old new nurse graduate. when i was 17 years old, i had a charge of theft. Now after going back to school, and 11 years later, I graduated, and the board does not want to issue my license because of this old charge. I was so young and it was the biggest mistake of my life, and don't feel its fair that they are judging me for one mistake made. I have always been a straight A student, very responsible and with impecable credit, driving record and school records, its just that one mistake haunting me. My question is, has anyone ever, or do you know of anyone with the same charge as me and were issued their license??? They haven't denied it yet, but its been about 6 months and i don't receive and answer from them so i am getting worried that their answer will be no. and i worked extremely hard in school to get this far, for nothing.
    I know how you feel. hang in there! I was denied a license in VA , even after I had written the board prior to attending nursing school. I had to wait 16 months to get an answer-DENIED!. I have since moved and am trying to get my license in TX. does anyone else know if a state will accept you even if one have denied you?


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