Can I become a RN now that I’ve been baker acted?

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by Bmw12397 Bmw12397 (New) New Pre-Student

I live in Florida and I was recently baker acted as the cop jumped to conclusions and claimed I was suicidal, I just want to know is nursing forever out of my reach?

MaxAttack, BSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma/surgical/neuro critical care. Has 7 years experience. 377 Posts

No. Tbh I don't even think that comes up. I knew someone that was previously baker acted and accepted into a large nursing school here.

Just in general and regardless of the situation - don't be afraid of mental health. No one will punish you for getting the help that you need.

Bmw12397

Bmw12397

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thank you so much, all I said was how tired I was of covid and the next thing I knew they were baker acting me for being suicidal. I feared because of that they could deny me my right to get into nursing school.

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Bmw12397

Bmw12397

11 Posts

On 2/10/2022 at 5:13 PM, MaxAttack said:

No. Tbh I don't even think that comes up. I knew someone that was previously baker acted and accepted into a large nursing school here.

Just in general and regardless of the situation - don't be afraid of mental health. No one will punish you for getting the help that you need.

Thank you so much, the cop jumped to conclusions and claimed I was suicidal just because I said I was sick of covid. I tried speaking with multiple lawyers, but they were contradicting one another: one was saying I’m fine it’s protected by hippa, the second said that no because a cop was involved it’d go down on my criminal record, and the third was saying there’s no way to know the only way it to do a background check on myself. I assume I should have no difficulties getting into school, but it could be difficult getting employed. Personally I believe it’s possible they may disregard it in general due to the fact that it happened during covid; so who know how many doctors nurse practitioners, and cops maybe jumping to conclusions and baker acting people for some dumb reason.

faithjohn

faithjohn

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If you were criminally charged then, you would have to disclose that. Read what the initial licensure application says in your state. Some say within 5 or 10 years, have you been treated for alcohol, mental health issues.. Depending on the circumstances, you have to report certain issues or else they can deny your license. 

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faithjohn

faithjohn

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One thing to add, sue the person who did it.