And while I cannot say that I have writing the California BRN received a check from the FBI and CA DOJ and nothing more, I have done extensive research in the subject and have never found any indication otherwise. In fact, every state board of nursing seems to do a fingerprint-based background check through their respective state as well as FBI (except 6 states that don't dk any background check at all). They seem to be under the false assumption that an FBI background check is all-encompassing when it is not, at least not from when I personally reviewed my own FBI criminal history records. One nursing board even said, "our background check includes a state AND FBI background check. In other words, we will find arrests and charges that occured in this stste as well as other states." And on CA BRN website,
What does the Board look for on the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports?
"The Board reviews the RAP sheets (i.e., criminal record reports) to ensure that the conviction history matches what you provided on your Report of Conviction form and to determine if the violation is related to the qualifications of a licensee.
How can you get a copy of your RAP sheet ( i.e., criminal record report)?
You may request a copy of your RAP sheet from the Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ requires you to complete a "Record Review Process" form, complete another fingerprint card and pay a fee for processing. To obtain more information on this process, you must contact DOJ directly."
I made this post to see if anyone has any evidence that the CA BRN goes beyond a state and FBI background check, stuff that anyone can get for themselves for personal review. I simpy was correcting some responders on this thread who seem to think the board of nursing has the money, time, and resources to find out any personal dirt that has ever occurred anywhere, without any source to backup the claim. If no one can provide evidence otherwise before I put my career on the line, why would I incriminate myself if I don't have to? It would require a lot of paperwork, time, and a high probability that I get denied, even though I would have been honest. California has been known to discipline nurses harshly, if they find a conviction in their FBI and CA DOJ report.