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Can Rittenhouse Become a Nurse?

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Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

Now that he has been acquitted, he says he just wants to go back to school and become a nurse. 

Do you think that is a viable career path for him, even after being found 'not guilty'..? 

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toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 7,906 Posts

He can study and pursue whatever career path he wants.  His celebrity will be a constant companion no matter his work title, he'll need to profit from that while he can.  

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2,517 Posts

2 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

He can study and pursue whatever career path he wants.  His celebrity will be a constant companion no matter his work title, he'll need to profit from that while he can.  

I'm just wondering if his 'celebrity' will work against him getting into nursing school/clinical placements.  People with less 'history' have been denied entrance to nursing school.  

chare

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22 minutes ago, lifelearningrn said:

I'm just wondering if his 'celebrity' will work against him getting into nursing school/clinical placements.  People with less 'history' have been denied entrance to nursing school.  

Who exactly are these people you are referring to?

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 30,508 Posts

Not guilty means innocent of all charges and he deserves to live his life and having a clean record he certainly can become a nurse.  He also has the best legal team money can buy and should his name be cause for discrimination he knows where to go.

However, it might be a hinderance for sure since he's so infamous in certain circles.  I'm sure nursing schools wouldn't want to be troubled with him but what can they do?

 

toomuchbaloney

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16 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Not guilty means innocent of all charges and he deserves to live his life and having a clean record he certainly can become a nurse.  He also has the best legal team money can buy and should his name be cause for discrimination he knows where to go.

However, it might be a hinderance for sure since he's so infamous in certain circles.  I'm sure nursing schools wouldn't want to be troubled with him but what can they do?

 

They can let him prove himself or risk litigation. 

Tweety, BSN, RN

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59 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

They can let him prove himself or risk litigation. 

exactly

 

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 25 years experience. 20,870 Posts

The other point is he may be tied up in civil court/lawsuits for a while. That won't be too compatible with a rigorous program of nursing study.

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2,517 Posts

 

1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

They can let him prove himself or risk litigation. 

Nursing school is pretty hard to get into even for an anonymous nobody with good grades. Given his questionable judgement, notoriety, etc., I suspect they can just reject without cause or reason. *shrugs*  

 

BuckeyeNP, MSN, RN, APN

Specializes in Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Has 11 years experience. 16 Posts

19 hours ago, SmilingBluEyes said:

The other point is he may be tied up in civil court/lawsuits for a while. That won't be too compatible with a rigorous program of nursing study.

This was my thought exactly. 

Honestly, I think the fact that he was photographed in a bar drinking with his mom, underage, while posing with "fans" and throwing white power signs is pretty concerning for anyone wanting to go into nursing. Then again, he wouldn't be the first white supremacist in the profession. 

BuckeyeNP, MSN, RN, APN

Specializes in Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Has 11 years experience. 16 Posts

21 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

They can let him prove himself or risk litigation.

Unlikely. Unlike most programs in universities, health care and law programs have clauses that require candidates for programs and taking boards to have "good moral character", etc. Even after a person goes through a program, if their program finds out the person has done something questionable, they can submit that information to the board and the board can consider the person of questionable character and refuse the person admittance to board exams. All professional boards can revoke the license of an individual over this moral clause. Can they be sued? Of course. Does it mean there is actually a case? Usually no. As they say, a lawyer will take your money...that doesn't mean you have a case. 

It's not whether or not a jury found reasonable doubt to convict. It's the questionable moral character for me. And I'm pretty sure that'd be an issue for most schools. 

Just because you have the grades (and I feel pretty confident he probably doesn't or he wouldn't have time to play vigilante in another state) doesn't mean a nursing school or other professional program has to admit you.  

Cclm, LPN

Specializes in LPN/Pallative Hospice. Has 4 years experience. 786 Posts

3 hours ago, BuckeyeNP said:

This was my thought exactly. 

Honestly, I think the fact that he was photographed in a bar drinking with his mom, underage, while posing with "fans" and throwing white power signs is pretty concerning for anyone wanting to go into nursing. Then again, he wouldn't be the first white supremacist in the profession. 

The "white power " signs you refer to are not. 4 Chan came up with a troll indicating the okay sign is a white supresmist sign. The three fingers representing a w and the circular formation of the index finger along with the wrist and arm to represent a p. White power.

They made it up purposely to make fun of far left race baiters and hook line and sinker. This is hilarious 😂.  

https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/okay-hand-gesture

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