Hi everyone! I have used this board endlessly for help, and you guys have been an amazing resource! I know a LOT of legal questions get asked on here, and we are supposed to check with our local board of nursing (I have scoured their website thus far), but I am really hoping to hear from someone who had/has a similar situation to me, and would be grateful for any thoughts you may have. I only need to complete A&P II and take the TEAS to be eligible to apply to local ADN programs. However, I am concerned about my background check. I have been in recovery a long time, but did have a felony charge (the charge is not drug or alcohol related, but was a result of my use). It is not a charge that involves violence, or a sex offense. I pled guilty (I was) under First Offender, and am technically not considered convicted of a felony because of that, though it was a felony charge. I know the BON lists "moral turpitude" as a possible disqualifier for licensure, however, this seems to be a grey area. I completed my probation, and have only one other thing on my record since then, which I am not worried about (traffic related). This was fifteen years ago. SO . . . what do you all think? I am about to put in a lot of hard work, sweat, time away from family, etc. for A&P and TEAS studying, and am hoping and praying it will be worth it in the end. Thank you for reading this long post, and TIA for all experiences you have to share.
I also have contacts in local hospitals (RN's) and from local families that can all state I have worked professionally, compassionately, and competently with them over the past six years or so, and can provide letters of reference. I am hoping this will help!