License Question

  1. I have a question that I just can't seem to find out the answer to. I have a couple of misdemeanors on my background. One of them is a hot check charge that was paid off(never spent any time in jail or on probation)from 3 years ago, last year while living in oklahoma i got a necklace from one of those rent-to-own places and ended up losing it when i moved. They filed charges on me and it's showing up as a misdemeanor embezzlement of rented property charge. I live in texas, and I called the bne here and they sent me the petition for a declaratory order to complete and send back. My question is....are these offenses automatic disqualifications? I can't find anything anywhere that is specific enough to tell me, and i really don't want to pay the $189 fee for them to tell me I'm not eligible to become a nurse for this stupid mistakes i made. Somebody please help!!!
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  3. by   RNsRWe
    I wouldn't think that either of those misdemeanors is "automatic" disqualification, but I'm no legal expert either. I would be persistent in finding out who the right person at the BON to speak with IS, and get a more direct answer.

    They sent you a form to complete that will help explain to them your actions, so that they can best determine if this is enough to decline your application. You're not being asked to pay a fee for that, are you? And if you must pay the fee to find out the answer, well.....then that seems to be what you'll have to do. You might find out what you need free, or it might cost you...there's consequences to everything.
  4. by   nurs4eva
    I had the same issue...misdeameanor for a worthless check...I paid court costs and fines, and as long as you disclose everything you should be okay. It didn't stop me from getting my license..hope this helps you!!!:spin:
  5. by   Ike Arumba
    Quote from nurs4eva
    I had the same issue...misdeameanor for a worthless check...I paid court costs and fines, and as long as you disclose everything you should be okay. It didn't stop me from getting my license..hope this helps you!!!:spin:
    Thanks a lot! I feel better now....at least about that one. I just wonder what they'll say about the other. :spin:
  6. by   NurseyTee
    Those don't seem bad enough to disqualify you from a nursing career. I would contact your BON and talk with them about it, this should reassure you about your future. Mostly I think they are looking for theft charges and anything relating to drug charges.

    Best Wishes!
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Please get your information from your board of nursing, not from word of mouth. Good luck.

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