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- Aug 17, '12 by ascnbeYou can work as an RN with a felony conviction. It depends on what you were convicted of. I know anything involving violence, and I believe narcotic sales and a few other things. You have to check the nurse practice act of the state you are in. Anyone can rehabilitate themselves if they want it bad enough. Some states ask for proof of rehabilitation. Most jobs ask and add the disclaimer of "This may not keep you from being hired."
I think Australia keeps you out if you have a felony conviction as well as Canada. Ironic since Australia was originally a penal colony. At one time you got sent there for being a criminal, now if you have a past crime your not welcome.
- Aug 17, '12 by SCSTxRNI know the DON at my nursing program told us up front - if you've done something that resulted in the court system, other than a speeding ticket, you need to tell me know so we can get your paperwork started. I don't know if they were applying for a declaratory order at that time, or if it was the preliminary stuff - but all but one girl, who did NOT tell anyone until three months before graduation, was able to take boards within six months afterward.