This email was sent to me from the Board of Nursing:
"If your offense was a misdemeanor, it would not have any impact on your eligibility licensure. If it was a felony, we would review it, taking into consideration your age at the time, the time that has elapsed since then, whether the crime was drug or substance abuse related, etc. If you complied with the conditions of the court at the time and have no other issues, it would most likely not impact your eligibility for licensure.
Please bear in mind that we cannot speak for future employers. They may do a criminal background check and have questions concerning your past. If your offense was a misdemeanor, I doubt that it will have any serious impact on employment."
After being so depressed, this email was very encouraging. So I hope this can do the same for you!!