I have a felony on my record. Burglary 2nd degree and it is 7 years old. I broke into a house that I thought was abandoned and my friend and I stole some stuff. It was REALLY stupid mistake and we did it mainly for a kick.... second dumb mistake was admitting to the cops that I had used drugs... I didn't get a drug charge but on the police report it says "....she has used marijuana and m....."
I had my felony "set aside" because here in AZ there is no such thing as "sealed felony." I also was able to get level one finger print clearance card from the department of public safety. I also had my rights restored.
Lastly, I have worked at an elementary school for 4 years (this is after the conviction) and I currently work at a k-12 school with kids that have mental and emotional disabilities (special ed school and self contained school) It is pretty oviouys that I am not a risk to society. I also worked at Pima college as a manager and was in charge of all the banking stuff.
I did a 360 and turned my life around. I have great grades, a 5 yo. kid, and am pretty serous about school. I only need one more class, and then I can apply but I am afraid of going through nursing school
, PAYING for it, and then being rejected because of my felony. I know that I would have to send the board of nursing a copy of my police report and I feel that if it did not say I was under the influence of drugs, I would have a better chance.
Can anyone please share their thoughts or if there is a nurse out there that has gone through this and share their success/failure story it would really help!
Does anyone know what the process is like? what will the board of nursing make me do? I read on a different thread that they make you pass a lie detector test?!!!