Finding a job with a record

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by SThornton (New) New

So I am nearing the end of this MA program at Ross and I really thought I did my research extensively. I was upfront with them about having a record and that I would not be able to get it expunged. It's been 10 years and by the time I am finished it will be close to 11. I was wondering if anyone has any experience in dealing with this situation. My friend just told me she went through everything and they told her she might have to wait until 2020. I was just about hired in this hospital but I am pregnant and couldn't get all the vaccines they required. I hope they didn't just take my money and now I can't work this is a dream of mine and after a few more years. I want to be a RN...any comments, advice or anything is appreciated.

I just looked on the eligibility for my RMA or CMA that I might not even be able to take the test without a waiver...

Thanks ladies and gentlemen

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 10,680 Posts

I can't really help you with the MA aspect, but if you are planning to continue your education in nursing school, I strongly advise contacting the BON in your state. They may be able to assist you in determining whether or not your record will prevent you from taking NCLEX. Just because a school accepts you does not guarantee that the BON will allow you to become licensed, so you would be wise to know ahead of time (and get everything in writing!) prior to beginning and paying a lot of money for a program that you may not be able to use.