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Good Moral Character HELP!

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by nurse3680 nurse3680 (New Member) New Member Nurse

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I have applied for my APRN license and need a review from the GMC Board. I had a OUI 8 years ago, it was a one time humiliating, occurrence that has NEVER been repeated. It has never posed a problem with jobs, until now. I submitted all the required information for my review so now I am just waiting..... very impatiently though because I have a job that is waiting for me to start. (I have also sought out legal counsel in case I do get denied.)

1. Does it really take an additional 8+ weeks to review? Can I happen sooner?

2. Has anyone had this problem or needed to address the board? Did you get denied? What was your outcome?

3. I'm nervous because they stated they could take away my RN license also, if I get denied for my APRN.

Thanks for any advise in advance 

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Hi,

 

I applied to take my NCLEX RN to the MA BON , had to submit all of the GMC paperwork which they said was received 1/29. Tomorrow marks 6 weeks and I am still waiting. I unfortunately got a DUI in 2014, and May will mark the 5 years since it happened. 

I know a girl last year got an ATT at 6 weeks and had a previous DUI, and hers happened longer than 5 years ago. So maybe this will be the case for you.

 

Please keep me posted if you hear anything, I'm really nervous I am going to get denied. Good luck to you as well.

 

 

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Im sure you wont get denied! Thanks for the input! Its been 4 weeks for me, stinks though cause i know i still have longer to go since ur ahead of me!! Lol!! 

With my final finding of a CWOF i never had to check yes, so i am still super upset with myself...... 

 

Heather 

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So I also had a CWOF, however if you read their definition of conviction, it is a bit grey. It mentions "nolo contendere", which does not exist in MA, however it is synonymous to a CWOF. I was not comfortable answering "no" to the question regarding if I have ever convicted. In the Boards definition, it seemed like they considered this a "conviction". I also spoke to them several times and they said that any motor vehicle incidents regarding drugs/alcohol should be disclosed. Honestly though it was so confusing to me and sometimes I feel like it wasn't something that needed to be disclosed but I guess better safe than sorry.

I am confused though, if you didn't answer yes, then why are you going through Good Moral character evaluation? Usually you only have to do that if you answer yes to one of the 5 questions..

 

On another note- have you known anyone who has gone through this? Like any time wise perhaps of how long this takes? I know a girl last year had a CWOF/DUI and it took her 6 weeks 1 day (lol). But her incident was older than mine.

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The definition of CWOF says i should Not have checked yes.... but i did and the board would not let me reapply... i would have paid the extra money to do so if i could!

Its been 4 weeks and 3 days for me!!

Heather

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