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Background Check / Finger Printing

PKB0322 PKB0322 (New) New Student

Hi All!

I am almost enrolled at Chamberlain and I have a few issues that is making me a bit scared!

I have already completed the background check that came back clear but now it is time to do the finger printing and since COVID-19, we are not able to come into the building until it is safe and clear to go. With that being said, that stops me from completing my finger printing.

I am able to start classes although finger printing has not came back yet but because I am not able to complete my finger printing UNTIL AFTER class has started, it has became an issue that I will have to pay for tuition although there may be a possibility that it may not come back clear.

My issue is that I have a few things that Chamberlain included on their website that may make a student ineligible for enrollment.

Those being disorderly conduct when I was 15 years old (im 24 now) fraud (I had gotten in trouble with a fake ID at 18 years old) and a drug charge (I was not convicted, I had to do community service to drop it down to just a charge)

My question is: Has anyone gone through finger-printing process and not made it through Chamberlain? All though these are not convictions, they will show up on my finger prints and that is what I am afraid of.

Ginja85, LPN

Specializes in LPN.

Chamberlin will not be your issue; they want your $. The Board of nursing in your state will have questions for you. Start gathering all your legal documentation about your arrest, why you were arrested, how you have changed your life. I would honestly research if charges for fraud and drugs, regardless of conviction, will make you ineligible to sit for the NCLEX in your state. Be prepared to explain your arrest to every single employer and board of nursing if you move.

If I were in your situation, I would contact an attorney who has experience with the BON to see what they believe your chances of gaining your license are. I don't want you to wind up $75k in debt and be unable to obtain a nursing license.

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