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by obnurse obnurse (New) New Nurse Student

obnurse has 4 years experience and specializes in OB/GYN.

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In 2017 I was falsely accused of altering a document for entrance into a LVN-RN transition program, and the school reported my LVN license. I met with an attorney and had no money to actually fight the case and was told to not contest the board orders. I was placed on Warning with Stipulations in 2017, completed the BO in 2018, and went on to complete my RN and now BSN. I was employed at the time and remained at the company until this year and relocated. I am having such a difficult time landing a job where I live now. I had been offered a position that I am very qualified for (had 3-4 years experience in the same unit), but the offer was rescinded as soon as my background check came through. I had fully disclosed the disciplinary actions during the application. I do not understand why it is such an issue seeing as I am applying for RN positions with a license that has never been disciplined, and my LVN license is now in good standing, and the orders never affected my ability to practice?

Any advise is helpful. I cannot get much info from my state BON other than it is cleared from my license. Is there a way to get this expunged?

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Surfin_Nurse has 5 years experience as a LVN and specializes in LVN.

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What were you falsely accused for? 

If you believe you were falsely accused and have proof, I suggest you save the money for a lawyer and fight the case.

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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If it is "cleared" from your license, how is it not expunged?  What exactly shows up when someone checks your license information?  Is there anything else showing up on your background check that you might not know about?

I would have had grave reservations about going along with a board order based on a false accusation.  Your reputation is your paycheque.  But that's water under the bridge.

I second Surfin's advice to find a lawyer.  The Bar Association in your state might be able to refer you to a low-cost lawyer if you qualify.  Good luck.

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