I am currently working on my pre-requisites and plan to apply to an ADN nursing program next spring for the fall 2013 semester. Since I have a felony and misdemeanor deferred adjudication both from over 30 years ago, both for which I hired an attorney to obtain Orders of Non-Disclosure and since I can actually answer the questions on the Texas form that I do not have any arrests, deferred or convictions. However, although a regular FBI background with fingerprints does not bring up the history, there is a provision of the "non-disclosure" law that allows the Texas BON to access the entire record that is now only available only to law enforcement. According to the TXBON application for NCLEX it says that while you can answer truthfully that you have no prior history, they if a non-disclosed charge comes up that brings into question your character, they may decide to review. With it being so long ago and with the non-disclosure orders, both of which allows me to work in hospitals and to gain entry into a Nursing program, I've have not sought a declaratory orders or pre-approval. Why open a can of worms has been my attitude. But with the long delays people are experiencing by waiting until after they graduate has me rethinking the issue and exploring seeking a Declaratory Order now.
Does anyone here have any experience, success stories especially, with TXBON and charges that have gone through and obtain Non-Disclosure Orders?
Jun 23, '12
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 23, '12