License Question


Quick background on me- Im 27, graduated from UC Irvine in 2010 and have been in advertising for the last 2 years. I am at the point where I can make going back to school to become a NP work but have a question. From the age of 19 until I was about 22 or 23 I had an eating disorder which led me to steal food in order to binge. Because of this I have 2 misdemeanors on my record. Will this prevent me from obtaining my license? I dont want to invest the time and money into grad school if I cant even practice when I graduate. I have been healthy for the last 4 years and can provide documentation that I sought help in order to assist me in getting health. Any info would be much appreciated!

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

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The best people to settle your mind would be the CA board of nursing. They issue the licenses, so they would be the ones with the opinion that matters. Good luck!

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First let me congratulate you on beating the eating disorder....2nd let me tell you that the only way to know is thru the BON. You may not know till you try. The thing about nursing is to be happy with it, you must be passionate about it. The state of CA is extremely thorough in their background checks so be honest & it may take time but its up to you if your heart is in it. The good thing is they are misdemeanors. So best of luck to you in whatever you choose.