Hello. I'm not really sure if I can get a license in Florida for nursing. I am 25 now and I'm thinking about going to school to be a nurse. It states the following on floridasnursing (dot) gov website:
" *Please note: Per section 464.0095, F.S., applications who have a Felony conviction (regardless of adjudication), do not qualify for a Multistate License in any company jurisdiction. "
When I was 13 I got arrested for (1 incident, 2 charges) burglary 2nd degree and grand larceny 4th degree (IDK what the degree means exactly). Both considered felonies in New York. Also (still 13 yrs old) was arrested for another 2 misdemeanors (1 incident): petty theft and crim. possession of stolen property. Then when I was 15 (in Florida state now) I was arrested for resisting arrest w/out violence and disturbing the peace. Both misdemeanors. Again 1 incident, 2 charges.
I have not gotten in trouble with the law since. All of these records are sealed but I guess that doesn't really matter in this instance. In New York they do not expunge records so getting the 2 most serious charges erased, the 2 felonies, isn't possible. I know that I can get into a nursing program but when it comes to getting my license, that's what I'm not sure about... Would I literally just have to find out? Meaning go to school, get a degree, etc. and then apply for a license and hope they forgive my past?
Any help would really be appreciated. I want to go back to school for something in the medical field. Thank you.