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Licensure with felony

by Pat_17 Pat_17 (New) New Student

Hi everyone!
I currently have 2 semesters of nursing school left until I graduate with my ADN. The problem I have is I will be pleading guilty to a money laundering felony sometime later this year. I have never gotten in trouble before and really want to pursue nursing. I don’t know how this will impact being able to be licensed in North Carolina, and actually getting a job with this on my record. If anyone has any similar experience to mine or knows someone that does I would love to hear about it. Any comments or suggestions would be helpful.

If you can afford it contact a lawyer who specializes in this kind of matter. Your current lawyer may give you a referral.

Are you facing jail/prison time?


"Prior Criminal Convictions

If you have prior criminal convictions (misdemeanors and/or felonies) regardless of the age of conviction, you must submit the following to the Board of Nursing:

Original Certified Court Documents for all Convictions (Misdemeanors or Felonies); and

A detailed explanation of the events leading to the arrest and any other pertinent details if the conviction occurred within the last 5 years or if you're reporting a Felony conviction regardless of when it occurred

The Board of Nursing may deny an applicant on the basis of a conviction of a crime only if the board finds that the applicant's criminal conviction history is directly related to the duties and responsibilities for the licensed occupation or the conviction is for a crime that is violent or sexual in nature. The Board of Nursing must specifically consider the following factors by law when denying an applicant for licensure due to a criminal conviction:

The level and seriousness of the crime.

The date of the crime.

The age of the person at the time of the crime.

The circumstances surrounding the commission of the crime, if known.

The nexus between the criminal conduct and the prospective duties of the applicant as a licensee.

The prison, jail, probation, parole, rehabilitation, and employment records of the applicant since the date the crime was committed.

The completion of, or active participation in, rehabilitative drug or alcohol treatment.

A Certificate of Relief granted pursuant to G.S. 15A-173.2.

The subsequent commission of a crime by the applicant.

Any affidavits or other written documents, including character references."

Thank you so much! I have reached out to NCBON and have gotten a lot of useful information, but at the end of the day it’s case by case. I am facing jail time unfortunately.

I haven’t heard of any nurses having any charges in my experience so I was hoping to hear of success stories but there don’t seem to be many.

Hi I was wondering if you had any issues while in nursing school getting approved to do clinicals through your schools clinical agency due to the felony?