Help!!! Illinois nursing applicant reviewed by the BON in Chicago

  1. I am a Illinois nursing grad that took the NCLEX PN. I passed and have positive personal history. Now my application is being reviewed by the BON in Chicago. I would like to know:

    1. Has anyone else hadn't this issue?
    2. How long did the process take?
    3. Were you approved or denied a license?

    Thanks ☺️

    Note: I do not have any forcible felonies. The charge was 10 years ago and the other charge was 7 years ago. I've completed all necessary documentation required, reference letters and letters of reconciliation. I just don't understand why my application was sent from the Springfield office to the Chicago office. I have no disqualifying convictions and have been working in healthcare for 7 years.

    There were other charges on my deficiency list, but they did not lead to a conviction. And looking up the nurse with criminal history law for Illinois I know that:
    • Juvenile venile revords can't be used in decision of licensure.
    • charges that did not lead to a conviction can't be used for licensure
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  4. by   Kingskid87
    TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
    CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
    SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
    PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
    SECTION 1300.100 REFUSAL TO ISSUE A LICENSE BASED ON CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD


    Section 1300.100 Refusal to Issue a License Based on Criminal History Record

    a) For purposes of this Part, criminal history record information is defined as information collected by criminal justice agencies (see 20 ILCS 2630) on individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notation of arrests, detention, indictments, information or other formal criminal charges, and any disposition arising from those actions, sentencing, correctional supervision and release. The individual records must contain both information sufficient to identify the subject of the record and notations regarding any formal criminal justice transaction involving the identified individual.

    b) In determining whether an applicant for a license is unfit for licensure because of criminal history record information, the Division shall consider the following standards:

    1) Whether the crime was one of armed violence (see 720 ILCS 5/Art. 33A) or moral turpitude. Moral turpitude consists of:

    A) Crime involving dishonesty, false statement or some other element of deceit, untruthfulness or falsification (including but not limited to perjury, inducement of perjury, false statement, criminal fraud, embezzlement, false pretense, forgery, counterfeiting and theft).

    B) Drug offenses including but not limited to violations of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act [720 ILCS 570] and Federal Drug Enforcement Laws (21 USC 801 et seq.).

    C) Sex offenses including but not limited to all crimes listed in Article 11 of the Criminal Code of 1961 [720 ILCS 5/Art. 11].

    2) Whether the crime is related to the practice of the profession.

    3) Whether more than 10 years have elapsed since the date of completion of imposed sentence.

    4) Whether the conviction was from a city ordinance violation or a conviction for which a jail sentence was not imposed.

    5) Whether the applicant has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. The Division shall consider, but not be bound by, the following in considering whether an applicant has been presumed to be rehabilitated:

    A) Completion of probation;

    B) Completion of parole supervision; or

    C) If no parole was granted, a period of 10 years has elapsed after final discharge or release from any term of imprisonment without any subsequent conviction.

    c) If any one of the following factors exists, this outweighs the presumption of rehabilitation as defined in subsection (b)(5):

    1) Lack of compliance with terms of punishment (i.e., failure to pay fines or make restitution, violation of the terms of probation or parole);

    2) Unwillingness to undergo, or lack of cooperation in, medical or psychiatric treatment/counseling;

    3) Falsification of an application for licensure with the Division;

    4) Failure to furnish to the Division additional information or failure to appear for an interview or meeting with the Division in relation to the applicant's application for licensure.

    d) The following criminal history records shall not be considered in connection with an application for licensure:

    1) Juvenile adjudications;

    2) Records of arrest not followed by a conviction;

    3) Convictions overturned by a higher court;

    4) Convictions that have been the subject of a pardon or expungement.

    e) Notification of Denial, Revocation, Suspension, or Intent to Refuse to Renew; Request for Hearing

    1) If the determination is made that the applicant is unfit for licensure, the Division shall send notice of denial, revocation, suspension or intent to refuse to renew by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the applicant at the applicant's address of record or by personal delivery to the applicant. All such notices will include a statement of the reason for the Division's action.

    2) An applicant may request a hearing to contest the Division's action under 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1110. The request shall be in writing and must be received by the Division not later than 20 days after the date the Division mailed or personally delivered the notice of its action to the applicant.

    3) After receipt of a request for a hearing and prior to any such hearing, the Division shall schedule an informal conference with the applicant in an attempt to resolve issues in controversy consensually. The Division shall notify the applicant of the informal conference at least 20 days prior to the hearing. Failure by the applicant to attend the informal conference shall act as a withdrawal of the applicant's request for a hearing. The provisions of this subsection (e)(3) shall not apply if an informal conference was held prior to the Division serving notice upon the applicant as described in subsection (e)(1).

    (Source: Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 15764, effective November 24, 2015)
  5. by   Leslie6288
    I'm going through this now. How did it work out for you?
  6. by   illinoisbound
    Did you submit your documentation with the application or were you asked for the documents later on? That seems to be a common theme. I have not gone through any review process yes, submitted my application and received my ATT, but am concern the process will occur after I pass the NCLEX.
  7. by   Kingskid87
    I ended up getting my license released to me. I had to travel to Chicago to meet with the board of nursing but they released my license the same day!
  8. by   Kingskid87
    I received my license
  9. by   Kingskid87
    I submitted documents with my application and was asked for more documentation when my license was being processed
  10. by   Leslie6288
    So how long was the process? And did you have an attorney?
  11. by   Kingskid87
    The process was about a month the normal time that a license is issued. I had alot of people working with me to speed up the process.
  12. by   Leslie6288
    So a month after they approved your license orvthe whole process was a month? Sorry so many questions
  13. by   Kingskid87
    Took my boards the beginning of July got my license the end of August. My license was posted the same day they approved it.
  14. by   Leslie6288
    Awe ok because I took my boards Jan got my license approved last week and they are saying it takes months*♀️
  15. by   kmartsbest
    I have not been arrested since I was 16 and my record was sealed. It was a misdermeanor. It has been 8 years, I have never not passed a background check and had no issues when I was fingerprinted to become a CNA in iL. I have worked as one for 6 years, even at a hospital, & I still recieved the letter prohibiting me to practice with my RN and to complete the deficiency checklist. Fingers crossed. I feel so discouraged rn.

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