Hi, I'm new here and am about to start my prerequisites before starting the nursing program next year. I'm concerned that my background is going to prevent me from getting licensed even after spending tons of time, energy, and money on my education. My dream is to be a nurse and it's taken me years to get where I am now due to addiction. I'm sober now and just recently had a baby so I'm ready to fulfill my dream! My only problem is I have a 3rd degree felony from almost 12 years ago for forgery that really wasn't my fault as I didn't forge anything, but I had to plea out as advised by my attorney. What happened is my ex husband stole a check from his mother and deposited it into our joint bank account so it essentially was my fault too which still to this day I think is unfair....is this going to prevent me from getting my license? Also, I have a recent misdemeanor that was really an accident!! I was grocery shopping and the baby was freaking out and I had forgot an item in the stroller and they said I stole the item, so I was arrested for pett theft and tried to fight it in court and explained what happened but my best bet was pleading no contest and paying the fines but now that's on my record too....what are my chances of getting licensed in the state of Florida with these two things on my background check??
this is not the forum to seek legal advice...you need to contact a lawyer and the BON to obtain the answers you are looking for.
from a nonlegal viewpoint....you're going to have an extremely difficult time getting accepted into a school. Should you somehow get in it's extremely unlikely you'll be hired.
Sorry for the bad news but it's based on your history not your rationales
Last edit by delawaremalenurse on Nov 2, '12
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