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  1. i was wondering can someone become a nurse if theyve did time for a violent offence before.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   unknown99
    I think it depends on what state you are in, but for the most part, from what I understand, if you have a felony on your record, you can go to nursing school, but will not be allowed to take the boards.
  4. by   sheilad4
    Quote from sagarcia210
    I think it depends on what state you are in, but for the most part, from what I understand, if you have a felony on your record, you can go to nursing school, but will not be allowed to take the boards.
    thanks
  5. by   Blackcat99
    I think it is best to check with your own state's rules and regulations. I met a nurse in Wyoming many years ago who told me she killed her husband and went to prison. She became an RN after she killed her husband and is working as a nurse in Wyoming.
  6. by   sheilad4
    Quote from Blackcat99
    I think it is best to check with your own state's rules and regulations. I met a nurse in Wyoming many years ago who told me she killed her husband and went to prison. She became an RN after she killed her husband and is working as a nurse in Wyoming.
    ok thank you
  7. by   purplemania
    Best advice is to check with the state Board of nursing (www.ncsbn.com). Texas does not allow felons to be licensed.
  8. by   P_RN
    there are some uniform requirements for all states.
    http://www.ncsbn.org/resources/compl...lr_summary.asp
    iii. requirements related to competence conduct

    [color=#ffffff]registered nurses (rn)[color=#ffffff]licensed practical/vocational nursescriminal convictions

    self report regarding all felony convictions and all plea agreements and misdemeanor conviction of lesser-included offenses arising from felony arrests. local/state and federal background checks using current technology (i.e., fingerprinting) to validate self-reports.

    criminal convictions

    self report regarding all felony convictions and all plea agreements and misdemeanor conviction of lesser-included offenses arising from felony arrests. local/state and federal background checks using current technology (i.e., fingerprinting) to validate self-reports.
  9. by   sheilad4
    Quote from P_RN
    There are some uniform requirements for ALL states.
    http://www.ncsbn.org/resources/compl...lr_summary.asp
    thank you
  10. by   P_RN
    You would need to contact the Wisconsin Board for their opinion. That is a touchy issue and every case is evaluated on its own.
  11. by   softstorms
    I have a friend who made many mistakes in his life when he was in his 20's. In his 40's he went to nursing school and made exceptial grades and passed and graduated. He had discussed his past with all involved. After many discussions with the nursing board he achieved his liscense. The sad thing is... no one will hire him. Him and I have discussed this and the outcome will always be the same. No one will hire you, even if you have the right credentials, if you have a negative background.
  12. by   denise04
    its bad people look at stuff like they do sometimes people make bad mistakes when there young and cant do there dream job because of!

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