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Disclosure of expunged juvenile records?

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by Guest1137747 Guest1137747 (Member) Student Pre-Student

Guest1137747 specializes in Behavioral health and psychopharmacology.

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On criminal background check for both nursing programs and licensure, is it required that expunged juvenile misdemeanor(s) be reported? 

My understanding is that expunged records are sealed. I have passed many FBI background checks for concealed handgun permits in Oregon and Utah without a mention of any sealed records. 

Can anyone elaborate on this?

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Usually, most Boards don't require disclosure of juvenile records..yet alone expunged ones. You can always call your BON anonymously and ask to inquire. Best of luck!

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You need to check and see exactly what your school requires to be disclosed; or, view disqualifying crimes. With your expunged record, I doubt that would show up. The reason they care about that is for clinical placement, if you have certain things on your record - you can't attend clinical.

 Also, depending on what state you are in - that also depends on whether or not you have to disclose that information. Some applications in some states will explicitly state that you need to disclose everything, even expunged juvenile cases. Others only want adult criminal history. This seems to vary, widely. The state I live in requires an explanation letter and court documents for any and all criminal records for adult and juvenile, even if sealed. 

I also have a expunged juvenile case from over 10 years ago. I made it through  FBI fingerprint scans, FBI background checks, DSHS background checks, CNA, and nursing school background check- nothing has ever came up. Although, I do not know if they were actually able to view my expunged case because no one has to disclose what they saw on my record. We cannot definitively say what they can and cannot see. The school probably sees less than the BON. The BON sees everything, I am assuming. I really do not want to get a denial letter in the mail because I did not disclose my record. For me, I am working on my explanation letter to the BON to sit for the NCLEX. Talk about stressful and just so regretful of ever making a bad decision. 

I wish you the best of luck in your nursing journey! Please update us on your progress!

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