Nurses with criminal background - page 6

I am a 28 year old new nurse graduate. when i was 17 years old, i had a charge of theft. Now after going back to school, and 11 years later, I graduated, and the board does not want to issue my... Read More

  1. by   dawno
    Well, I thought I would update my progress on here in case anyone stumbles across this and is curious. I live in Texas, by the way. I finally received my proposed declaratory order back a YEAR after I submitted my first round of paperwork. The board sent me an order to sign and send back. I WILL be eligible to sit for the NCLEX but there are stipulations on my license for the first year after receiving my license. #1- I have to take a nursing jurisprudence class. #2- I have to be supervised by an RN working with me - not on my floor or unit - just another RN. #3- I have to have reports sent to the BON every 3 months. #4- I have to work in a clinical setting such as a hospital. No hospice, home health or nursing agencies. #4- I cannot participate in the nursing compact agreement to work in other states under my Texas license without written permission. Honestly, I don't think it's too bad. It's only for 12 months and then all encumbrances are deleted and I will have just a regular license. FYI - I have two felonies and numerous class b misdemeanors. No drug or violent crimes though. I'm just happy they approved me. Hope this helps or gives hope to anyone else in this situation. Oh, all of my crimes are 10 plus years old.
  2. by   nurse2005atl
    I think it is great that you were able to receive your license, irregardless of the stipulations. My question: were you able to find a job with your felonies? Also, are you not able to have your felonies expunged of pardoned?

    Again, Congrats on getting your license!
  3. by   Bigtom2021
    This country of ours is a sad state of affairs. Everyone messes up, and when you do u receive ur punishment, serve it, but then u have a record hanging over your head for the rest of your life. Not fair, when do u really become free of a mistake...never..
  4. by   ThiqNurseChiq
    I have a similar story however before I submitted my lpn application to sit for the boards, i was informed by my instructors to check yes even though my offense was a minor. I submitted proof that I completed my arbitration and my nursing instructor wrote a character letter for me. I also wrote a letter explaining what happened and that I was remorseful. and at that point it had only been 7 years since the offense. I was 17 domestic battery as a juvenile. I was hot tempered then and anything would set me off. I have not since commited any offenses and it's been 13 years now but I will still check yes when I apply for my RN license next year and send off the paper work...btw im in Florida.