Do you think that nurses with criminal backgrounds should get a second chance?

  1. I say yes because someone who made it through Nursing School should have a chance to put the mistakes made behind them and move on with their lives. Don't you agree? :uhoh21:
    Last edit by Tnichelle on Mar 23, '05
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  3. by   z's playa
    I answered the other duplicate post you posted.
  4. by   szccdw
    I do believe that everyone should be given a second chance in life.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    i think that it depends on the type of activity that casues the problem in the first place
    if it was patient abuse then i would vote no.,..don't need to be in any situation where this behavior could be repeated
    otherwise maybe could be evaluated on a case by case basis
  6. by   NurseJaime29
    I agree that it should depend on the extent of the crime... abuse and so on should not be tolerated... would you want someone with a serious criminal background taking care of you or your loved ones?? Just a thought, not trying to affend anyone!
  7. by   paraloco
    Quote from NurseJaime29
    I agree that it should depend on the extent of the crime... abuse and so on should not be tolerated... would you want someone with a serious criminal background taking care of you or your loved ones?? Just a thought, not trying to affend anyone!
    I would think it would be dependent on circumstances. For example, a young person commits a non-violent crime. Serves their time, probation, whatever. Never offends again. Goes to school to improve non-gender-specific self. Sure, give them a chance, or else we are saying that nobody is redeemable. Might as well give them a choice of being shot or being a ditch-digger/fast food worker forever. I saw in the news where there was a controversy about a convicted kidnapper becoming a doctor. He participated in a kidnapping where the victim was buried alive (found alive later) . This was back in the 70's, I think. He served all of his time. Then put himself through school. I don't have a problem with it, because he has so much to lose if he re-offends. This way, he's high-profile, pays taxes, supports the economy, etc..... I really wouldn't care if the 40-something year old RN caring for one of my family got busted for a joint when they were 18 years old.

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