I am hoping that someone can help to shed some light on my dilemma. I recently graduated from nursing school with my BSN. I am looking at going on for my PhD. I am also currently an adjunct instructor and love it. I also love research. Here is the problem. I got into trouble some years ago. I was arrested three times for purchasing stolen property. All were Class A misdemeanors and I participated in pre-trial diversion programs for all three arrests. Thus, there isn't a criminal record. However, when it came time to fill out my nursing application, I disclosed the arrests along with the drug use that influenced most of my decision making back then. Then, POW...I received a probationary license for three years with no peds, homehealth or hospice. I was reported to the Abuse registry and the national databases. Long story short, I lost the job I had lined up. I hired an attorney to appear on my behalf for an administrative law judge hearing scheduled for August 18th to appeal the board's decision. So, here is my question. Are there schools out there that will allow me to teach and conduct research either without a nursing license or a probationary one? I may not have to worry about it, but I would much rather have my ducks in a row in the event it doesn't turn out in my favor. Any advice or suggestions would be helpful.