Did anyone else have their fingerprints rejected by FBI?

  1. I received a letter from my state board of nursing two months after sending in my fingerprints for the CBC that the FBI rejected my fingerprints;they were smudged or something to that effect. In the letter they explained that I could continue to take the NCLEX exam as scheduled and receive the results of my exam but cannnot be a RN until I resubmit acceptable prints. This has been a nightmare, I resubmitted the prints the next day but I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and how long it took them to do the CBC...???
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  3. by   fourbirds4me
    We don't have to submit for a finger print search..... just a regular background check.... Sounds like a real hassle... What state are you in?
  4. by   nursenatalie
    North Carolina
  5. by   twarlik
    Why was it such a nightmare? Sounds like the prints were just smudged so they needed some clearer ones. No biggie. You're still able to take the exam, so there's really no need to stress! Good luck with the NCLEX!
  6. by   TinyNurse
    weird, in ohio we didn't have to do fingerprints.
    sounds like a glitch in the prints. it's good that you sent them back in though. I'm sure you will be ok.
    Good luck on your exam.
  7. by   Marlo2bRN
    Hey Natalie

    It happened to me also and I'm in NC. I had them redone and sent them in. It did not affect me receiving my ATT or taking NCLEX. When I went to test, I had my prints read 3 times (procedure). I passed and have had no issues. Hopefully thing will go as smooth.

    Marlo RN
  8. by   renerian
    Just go redo the prints. I had to do that to get my Cali license but not the ohio one.

  9. by   LeesieBug
    GOOD NEWS from Ohio:chuckle ! They require fingerprints now, as of June 2003! I am so happy !
  10. by   nursenatalie
    Technically it is no big deal, but I have now taken and passed the NCLEX, yet I am not a RN and will not be for another 4 weeks while the re-submitted prints are processing. Telling me it is no big deal is like saying "you failed NCLEX, well you can take it again in three months!" So, it may not seem like a big deal; but another month working as a CNA when all my classmates are with their preceptor making twice as much money is!
    Last edit by nursenatalie on Jul 16, '03
  11. by   Lalage
    Fingerprints?? FBI?? Sounds a little extreme! Here in Ontario, we just sign a paper stating we don't have a criminal record and they do a background check on our name.
  12. by   vaughanmk
    They also do fingerprinting in Missouri. I haven't heard of anyone having them rejected or anything. I would talk to someone at the police department where you originally had your fingerprints taken at, let them know that they were smudged. If nothing else they will be aware that whoever did them needs to be trained better so this doesn't happen to anyone else. It won't change your situation but might save someone else from having this problem.
  13. by   Nyrn
    In cali they have this electronic fingerprint machine that sends them out automatically if there is a mistake the computer tells you before its sent but we still can't find out our results fast enough