Please Help I'm a Convicted Felon!!!

  1. a few years ago, i made a few bad judgement and was convicted for forgery and 2nd degree burglary (financial crime). I served my time in prison and now it's been almost 3 years since i've been released. i am no longer on parole and now i'm trying to pursue my career as a nurse. i am starting class at a private college for my certification as a CNA. i was fingerprinted but havent been contacted by the school director. I want to know if this will affect my chances of getting certified as CNA. I know that certification for RN is also very strict. does anyone knows about the requirements and requlations for RN certification. does that mean that anyone who has ever been convicted of a felony will never be able to get certified? the private college i'm attending in california is very expensive and i don't want to go for 2 years of nursing school if i wont be able to get certified later. please help. i would love to hear from anyone who are in my situation or even not, if you have any information at all, please reply to this thread. i've also heard that it also depends on the nature of your crime, is this true? would a financial conviction be count against u? please help.
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  3. by   sirI
    two questions we seem to be encountering more and more often have to do with the effects of a criminal history on nursing licensure:
    • is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a criminal history?
    • what happens if you are charged or convicted of a crime after licensure?
    these are questions that can not be answered by the membership of allnurses. the only reliable source of information is your state board of nursing.

    please refer to this thread for other information:

    nursing licensure with a criminal history