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Nursing school and Arrests

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by Rachh440 Rachh440 (New) New

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Hello,

I was born and raised on Ohio, toward the Cleveland area.

I went to school towards Toledo, OH which is really

close to Ann Arbor, MI. Anyways, long story short,

friends and I visited MI one night for a concert and

got busted and were arrested for

possession of weed/analogs. This is

in April 2016-sentenced in Dec 2016.

I was given a 7411 which is if i completed

probation, a "conviction" will not

be on my public record. I got

a job as a STNA as off june 2017,

finger-printed for the job, passed and

still employed. So I know I do not have a conviction but

now I am interested in going to nuring school but I

am worried because the arrest record will show on my FBI

background check.

-Do I have to disclose this? (I'm pretty sure I do)

-Can I get my fbi record "sealed"

-Will this harm my chances to get into nursing school?

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gere7404 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Cardiac.

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before any self-righteous posters come and tell you how you're a terrible person and there's no chance you can get in (or should get in), you should probably check the admissions requirement for the schools you are interested in and talk to them to see if they care about a prior marijuana arrest, and what steps you can take to mitigate any fallout it could have on your suitability for nursing school.

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I'd definitely disclose it. It may or may not impact your ability to get into nursing school. My school, for example, doesn't care about DWI's. Some do. Give them a call.

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FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

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Legally you cannot be penalized for an arrest that did not turn into a conviction. You were not found guilty, which means, according to the law you are innocent.

As far as whether or not you should disclose it, I really don't know. I know it can't be held against you, for a job, your license, etc and it will not keep you out of school.

But disclosing is a grey area. I would ask a lawyer.

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Most of schools will accept you if it's your only offense. But you have to check with schools first because you might have problems to get an approval for your clinical. However,your biggest challenge is getting a nursing license in Ohio.

One of the questions in Ohio BON RN licensure application is:

Have you EVER been convicted of, found guilty of, pled guilty to, pled no contest to, pled not guilty by reason of insanity to, entered an Alford plea, received treatment or intervention in lieu of conviction, or been found eligible for pretrial diversion or a similar program for any of the following crimes. This includes crimes that have been expunged IF there is a direct and substantial relationship to nursing practice? A misdemeanor in Ohio, another state, commonwealth, territory, province, or country? This does not include traffic violations unless they are DUI/OVI or Physical Control While Under the Influence

you will have to disclose your arrest to the BON to get your licenses even if it's expunged. Most likely, They will deny ur application for licensure at first(hopefully not) but then they will issue you your license with restrictions from 3 to 5 years (random drug screening at your own expenses). You also gonna have to provide them with court documents, letter of recommendations, letter explaining the incidents, proof of rehabilitation.....

Ohio is one of the toughest states when it comes to offenses involving alcohol or drugs.

good luck

Edited by Lhalty

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