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Getting licensure in Virginia

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by caringon caringon (New Member) New Member

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HEllo all,

Does anyone know if it is really hard to get licensure with Virginia Board of Nursing if you have a criminal past? 2 misdemeanors from a long time ago, ten years and counting. Are they good about approving you to sit for licensure if you have all your documentation up front and are honest. I have all the documentation already but I worry about getting denied. Anyone have experience with VA BON?

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It depends on what type they were and if you are completely honest. They are hard on crimes that are violent in nature, take advantage of the weak, and theft or drug dealing. There is a list on the website somewhere of those crimes. Some are felonies and some are misdemeanors.

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NO, they didn't involve hurting anyone or drugs. And one was 8 years ago and the other 14 years ago. By the time I finish nursing school, that will add 2 years to both. I plan to be brutally honest on my application and I am already gathering all my information so when it comes time to submit I am not waiting. Have you personally dealt with them b/c I know what the site says but I would love to hear if you actually have dealt with them? I looked at cases with people who are already licensed and it amazes me what they approve. People have lied, used drugs, violent fights, and were still able to keep their licenses in VA. I thought that was crazy.

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It depends on what type they were and if you are completely honest. They are hard on crimes that are violent in nature, take advantage of the weak, and theft or drug dealing. There is a list on the website somewhere of those crimes. Some are felonies and some are misdemeanors.

Are you a nurse in VA?

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