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Misdemeanor charge not showing on background check

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by sf1212 sf1212 (New) New Student

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I got a minor in possession of alcohol charge from over 15 years ago and decided to run a background check on myself before applying to sit for NCLEX. I got fingerprinted and had a state and FBI background check completed. Nothing showed. 

I am wondering if this has happened to anyone else. Did you not report it when applying and they found it? I am more so confused as to why it wouldn't show.  

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Persephone Paige has 15 years experience as a ADN.

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Your background check and their background check may not be the same at all. They have access to information that the AHCA background checks may not report. Never lie or omit... they always find out.

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Silver_Rik has 1 years experience.

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Follow up question:  if you disclose a conviction that does not show up on the background check can / will the BON still use it to deny or restrict a license?

Also, if one has had background checks done for:  nursing school / clinicals, patient care work in a state psych hospital, work in a nursing home, and to obtain a gambling license to work in a casino or race track ... how likely is it that the BON is going to find something in your background that never came up on any of those background checks?

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That is not something you should even worry about. Especially if you were a minor, they cant acces it anyways. 

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Hi, in October 2001, I was arrested for domestic violence. my lawyer advised me to do Nolo / no contest because it was my first arrest.. Now NYC sent me the ATT and I have a date to sit for the Nclex.  they told me to take the exam before they take a decision to issue a license. my question is if for some reason I don't pass the Nclex the first time,  will they give me the opportunity to take the test again? I am really nervous. Thank you

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The court has to report it to have it on your fbi record.  If you were a minor, they probably did not.

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Silver_Rik has 1 years experience.

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8 hours ago, KanTexLPN said:

The court has to report it to have it on your fbi record.  If you were a minor, they probably did not.

Minor doesn’t necessarily mean juvenile (under 18).  Minor in possession of alcohol is often charged against people 18-20 who are caught with alcohol, so it goes on their permanent adult record.

 

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jlambirt has 3 years experience.

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I did the same thing and paid for my own fingerprint background check.  It shows my two charges from the military. I've never had anything show on an online search that employers perform. Since your fingerprint search came back clean, you're good. This isn't my opinion, it's fact. There's only a few databases that could've listed your charges and you've already checked them.

Lawyers and the military call this the idiot test. If it's impossible to to verify your record, don't disclose it. People will try to appeal to your sense of ethics or morals, but everyone lies on these.

Think about it...what's the benefit of getting charges dropped, expunged, or sealed if you plan on telling everyone about them?

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