I am worried that I will not get my IL state liscense because of my criminal record
. Does any one know a web site, telepone #, any where I can get info. I talked to the RN teaching heads at my college but no help. I have been arrested for 1 felony but never convicted
. All my arrests are drug related
because I had a drug problem, the rest are all misterminors
. Most of my charges I have not been convicted for, I think I only have 3-4 convictions, but every thing is still on my record. Please help, I am an honor student and only have 5 more courses left.
I am almost finished with school, I already took the NLN exam.
Feb 27, '05
You definitely need to contact your BON. From my NY stand point, we learned about criminal records in our VLE class. Our instructor, who happens to consult with the NYBON, told us in no uncertain terms that if we had any criminal record (closed, juvenile, or otherwise) we need to disclose that on our application for licensure. In NY specifically if we have a criminal record and disclose it appropriately all we will need is two or three character references and there should be no problems. If the infraction occurred at any time during the course of nursing school, certain pre-reqs included, then there COULD be a problem with getting a license but the BON would investigate and ultimately determine whether a license should be given. The suggestion made by our instructor was that any of us whom believed we had a record, even a sealed juvenile record for stealing gum :chuckle, should call up the station that would have the record and request it, so that we know everything that should be disclosed. She also mentioned that just because a judge said that something was erased from our record, it doesn't necessarily mean that it was, so make sure we contact ALL counties that may have a record on us. I paid extremely close attention due to the fact that when I was 15 I was involved in a fight and put the other girl into the hospital. Of course police were called and a report taken, but the family did not press charges. As of now I still do not know if I have a record per se, but I definitely will call up the county sheriff to find out! (However I did include this tidbit of info on my application for nursing school, just because I knew there is always little print when applying for any state license). Good luck, and congrats on turning your life around!
Last edit by HisTreasure on Feb 28, '05