TN BON decides tomorrow

  1. I'm a nervous wreck! I completed my BSN in May and applied to take the NCLEX, but my past criminal history (2 driving on revoked in 1996 and a failure to appear in 2009) have caused my application to go before a board for review. The failure to appear charge was for a misdemeanor that was dismissed, a mistake that I explained in my self letter to the BON. I talked with a person from the BON yesterday, and she told me that my application was going for review tomorrow (Jul 24) at 10am.
    I want to be hopeful, but so many threads with poor outcomes, it is difficult to maintain a positive attitude. The lady at the BON said she should know by 1pm tomorrow, so I will try to post the outcome. Wish me luck, and a few prayers wouldn't hurt either. I have worked so hard for this; it seems surreal that all my hard work may have been in vain.
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  3. by   kbrn2002
    Good luck! I really think that it should go in your favor as they are traffic related offences, but not being from TN, I have no idea how tough their BON is on past criminal charges.
  4. by   Chanise09
    Good luck!! I hope they rule in your favor.
  5. by   stewartfamily2010
    Good luck!
  6. by   mlbluvr
    Why was your DL revoked? Did you explain that to the BON? I'm sure they want to know.
  7. by   jwheeler7791
    Good luck! Hope everything turns out for you.
  8. by   RNMSN51
    What happened?
  9. by   Abbsy
    Just spoke with the BON lady and my application to test was approved!! Yay!!!!!!!!!! I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders! Now I really gotta get studying for that NCLEX. Thanks for all the good wishes and support!
  10. by   Abbsy
    I was approved to test for my RN license! I'm so relieved!
  11. by   Abbsy
    I had an at-fault accident when I was a kid and didn't have insurance. I told them EVERYTHING except what color socks I had on when I wrecked, and all about the failure to appear, too. I highly recommend being as upfront as possible when applying!
  12. by   RNtobeinSoCal
    Our nursing school conducted a background check before you were allowed to enroll, for just this situation. They did not want to educate someone who would be ineligible for a license. I sincerely hope things went your way!
  13. by   Abbsy
    My nursing school conducted a background check as well. They told me it wouldn't be a problem, but it sure turned into one once the BON got involved.
  14. by   jwheeler7791
    Congratulations, Abbsy! I can imagine you're pretty darn stoked about all of it. Study like crazy and get that RN..