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NC Expunged Misdemeanor

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I am a soon to be graduate applying to take NCLEX. I put my application in a few hours ago from posting this. I answered “no” to prior misdemeanor/felony convictions. I was advised to back when I first had my file expunged. Now that I’m reading others on different forms... I’m wondering if I made a mistake. This item was expunged 9 yrs ago when I was 17. This was a larceny/theft related offense that, as mentioned earlier, has been expunged from my record. I have worked for several hospitals as a CNA l with no issue. However I am now concerned after reading others and their experiences with SBI and FBI finger print background checks (although not fitting my circumstances leading to further confusion). For this reason I’m reaching out on this forum. Does anyone have any knowledge regarding this? It would be much appropriated.

I'm from Florida I to had a misdemeanor on my record when I apply for the Board to take my NCLEX. My misdemeanor is still on my record since I didn't get it expunged. I got approve to take my test and will be testing in May. although your misdemeanor was expunged you was supposed to disclose that information to the board of nursing on your state because on the online application it ask about expunged criminal record. when I did my application I disclose about my criminal history and I had some extra document I had to upload as part of my application inregards to the misdemeanor and my application was approve 4 days letter to sit for the NCLEX-RN without any restriction. I think you might get denied or the process migth take longer for because they will see u not telling about the criminal history as you was lying and trying to avoid. although it was expunged but goverment agency can still see it plus the nursing application ask if you ever had any criminal record expunged so u was supposed to answer yes since u did. I didn't answer yes on mine cause I didn't have mine expunge but I did answeer yes about having a criminal record and still got aprrove

On 5/2/2020 at 9:02 PM, Rayiah said:

I'm from Florida I to had a misdemeanor on my record when I apply for the Board to take my NCLEX. My misdemeanor is still on my record since I didn't get it expunged. I got approve to take my test and will be testing in May. although your misdemeanor was expunged you was supposed to disclose that information to the board of nursing on your state because on the online application it ask about expunged criminal record. when I did my application I disclose about my criminal history and I had some extra document I had to upload as part of my application inregards to the misdemeanor and my application was approve 4 days letter to sit for the NCLEX-RN without any restriction. I think you might get denied or the process migth take longer for because they will see u not telling about the criminal history as you was lying and trying to avoid. although it was expunged but goverment agency can still see it plus the nursing application ask if you ever had any criminal record expunged so u was supposed to answer yes since u did. I didn't answer yes on mine cause I didn't have mine expunge but I did answeer yes about having a criminal record and still got aprrove

I see. I understand your reasoning. I will be contacting my BON (I have not yet taken my CBC) to see if I may change my answer And provide supporting documentation since I have not yet been printed. I 100% agree with you. Honesty is the best policy. I appreciate your feed back. Would you mind specifying what documentation you submitted exactly?

I had to submit the Arrest record which I got from the police department. The court order final disposition where it state my charges where drop and got that from the court house. three letter of recommendation and I did a personal statement that explained what had occur. I submitted all that with my application and got aprrove 4 days later. I must also add that mine had to do with petty theft so in my letter I took responsibility and admit I made a mistake and explain how I have matured plus my incident occure like 7 years ago

I pray you get aproove like I did and you just got believe it will happen and God will handle it

nursingstudentboy2020

Has 2 years experience.

Were you able to get approved? I am in a situation that is similair

MOST STATES DO NOT REQUIRE THAT EXPUNGED CHARGES BE DISCLOSED. In most states, you are legally allowed to answer “no” with regards to questions about arrests and convictions of expunged charges. If you disclose these charges, you might be shooting yourself in the foot.

Please, consult a lawyer who is familiar with professional licensing in your state (taana.org) or at least thoroughly research the law in your state before taking advice from strangers on the internet to tell the board things that are none of their business.

@jx20

Did you ever tell the NC board about your expunged changes? What happened?

Hoping all is well for you.

@Anonynurse66 you were 100% correct! I decided not to disclose and I received my RN license confirmation today 08/03. Official RN. :) I was allowed to take NCLEX before the CBC due to lack of locations available caused by the pandemic.

@nursingstudentboy2020 I was approved without disclosing ☺️ I wish you the very best!! You got this. Don’t be discouraged.

nursingstudentboy2020

Has 2 years experience.

@jx20 Did they give you any trouble at all? I just submitted my background check to the BON and my application today. I only disclosed an arrest because that does show up on my FBI but I was never convicted and the charges dropped the same day

No trouble at all!

If that shows up then it’s prob a good idea that you disclosed that. Worse case scenario they may ask for a letter of explanation from you, or maybe just Court documents stating what you just described.

🙂

On 8/3/2020 at 7:54 PM, jx20 said:

@Anonynurse66 you were 100% correct! I decided not to disclose and I received my RN license confirmation today 08/03. Official RN. :) I was allowed to take NCLEX before the CBC due to lack of locations available caused by the pandemic.

CONGRATS! Expungement exists so people can get on with their lives, so it's good to use it to our advantage (but beware some states like Ca might still require disclosure of expunged charges).