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Hi! I hope all are well and safe considering our current circumstance.

I have just finished a Electrical Engineering Technology degree with a major in Computer Maint. and Instrumentation.

10 years ago, I was a cna, and attended Ivy Tech for Nursing but was overwhelmed and didn't understand how it all worked.

I have had NUMEROUS family issues.

2008 I acquired a battery conviction, because my step mom was mad at me. She coerced her kids, but judge wouldn't listen and stop the prosecution. *misdemeanor*

2013 I acquired a assault 4 charge over an argument with my mother. *misdemeanor*

2013 charge was on diversion and should be expunged or removed.

2018 I acquired a misdemeanor child abuse charge. I got into an argument with my teenager. My mom called the cops and seen an easy way to make money in regards to food stamps, medicaid etc. I received an apology from CPS, a years worth of free daycare, but still doesnt change fact of an abuse charge.

The KY BON has stated they dont only look at criminal history.

Do I stand of chance passing boards, acquiring a job, getting into a school. If so, which school? Galen, ATA, etc

Would it be better to prove myself as LPN and work my way up?

I want out of automotive!! Please help.

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Before you can prove yourself as an LPN, you have to get licensed as an LPN, then hired as an LPN. That is quite a track record you’ve got.

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xo_futurern_xo has 1 years experience and specializes in Jill of All things Random.

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I understand, however I've never done time. Just never afforded a lawyer to fight it. All have been family issues

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KatEverly is a BSN and specializes in ABSN Grad w/ previous BA in Psych.

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I have a criminal record too. But the multiple violent charges, particularly the child abuse charge, are what is likely going to keep this career from being attainable to you.

Unfortunately, we live in a country now where what it looks like on paper is what employers and the BON mostly care about – not whether you were actually guilty or what the backstory on it all is. They will listen, but within reason, and the more charges, the less likely they will be to want to hear how none of it was your fault (even if that's true). CPS did you pretty dirty if they gave you free daycare and an apology letter but wouldn't help get the charge dismissed/expunged. I'd speak to a lawyer about that.

I think the best advice you can be given on this is to hire a nurse attorney in your state before you pursue this career further and see if they think you have a fighting chance with the BON and later with getting hired.

TAANA.org is a good website to search for one.

(Edited to add: nursing schools are cut throat. If you can't get some of that taken off your record, particularly the child abuse charge, I'm pretty sure you would never get in; that isn't just ADN or BSN programs, that's for LPN programs too. Their standards aren't any lower.)

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xo_futurern_xo has 1 years experience and specializes in Jill of All things Random.

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Thank you! Spoke to a lawyer yesterday, said I'd have wait 5 years, because it's the law.

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KatEverly is a BSN and specializes in ABSN Grad w/ previous BA in Psych.

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2 minutes ago, xo_futurern_xo said:

Thank you! Spoke to a lawyer yesterday, said I'd have wait 5 years, because it's the law.

Awesome. Great first step. I'd ask the lawyer if they can recommend how to go about getting that child abuse charge taken off your record (or if it's possible). That will, no matter how much time has passed, present extreme issues for you getting accepted to nursing school, getting licensed, and getting employed. It sounds like if you can really prove that CPS apologized and gave you compensation after that you might have a leg to stand on.

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xo_futurern_xo has 1 years experience and specializes in Jill of All things Random.

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Yessss! I was making 22 an hour in a factory, and free daycare. Theres no way that should have happened.

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KatEverly is a BSN and specializes in ABSN Grad w/ previous BA in Psych.

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3 minutes ago, xo_futurern_xo said:

Yessss! I was making 22 an hour in a factory, and free daycare. Theres no way that should have happened.

Get your ducks in a row and show the documentation of them having paid, and that letter they sent to you. If there is one thing I've learned through all I've been through myself, it's that what you can show proof of is all that matters.

The more comfortable you get with recording things, gathering data on your past, and getting and keeping exacting documentation, the better your chances are. Learned that the hard way myself – now my records are like a fortress.

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