I live in Georgia and received a misdemeanor theft (shoplifting) charge in 2010. I have since cleaned up my act and am interested in a career in nursing. Will this prevent me from getting into nursing school? If I am even able to get into a program, will this charge keep me from gaining licensure? Further still, if I am able to get into a program and gain licensure, will any employer really give me a chance??? I am in the process of finding a lawyer to try to get it expunged. I have been praying about it but I am so discouraged right now!!! HELP!