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  1. Hi, I am interested in knowing if a hospital or nursing school fingerprinted you before offering you a job or a spot in school? When you say background check what exactly is it? Is it a form asking you to disclose any convictions, ssi and dl? Or the actual fingerprinting? I KNOW the BON will fingerprint and I am ok with that I plan on asking for a declaratory order ASAP before I even move forward but I want to know what getting a job will be like later. I am sure that with a SSI and DL check nothing will come out in my background since I have a minor misdameanor about 14 years ago in a different state. By the time I apply for a job it will be 17 years or so and I am sure regular background checks only go back 10 years and if the record is espunged I dont need to disclose if it wont come out. thanks everyone!
  2. Can anyone tell me if hospitals actually fingerprint you before a job offer or do they just ask for the basic background check with your ssi and dl#? This is a major difference because if your background has info on it more than ten years ago it probably will not show up in a basic background check however it will show up on any fingerprinting check. Also I wonder if they do them in all states or just the states you have lived in the past 10 years? I have a very minor misdameanor 13 years ago in a different state, I know I wont have a problem getting licensed or getting into nursing school and if hospitals dont fingerprint for rn jobs then I really should not have a problem there either because my record is espunged and I dont have to disclose it unless I know it will come out on the fingerprinting, which it will and I plan to disclose to the BON but not the hospital when applying for jobs unless I will be fingerprinted. Thanks in advance!
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    Am I eligible for a license with my background?

    i dont know what state you are in but this is the texas nursing board and you can clearly see the way they decide these cases here, it should be pretty similar in most sates. http://www.bon.state.tx.us/disciplinaryaction/discp-guide.html
  4. cindybf

    Am I eligible for a license with my background?

    I dont know what state you are in but this is the Texas nursing board and you can clearly see the way they decide these cases here, it should be pretty similar in most sates. http://www.bon.state.tx.us/disciplinaryaction/discp-guide.html
  5. cindybf

    Am I eligible for a license with my background?

    Probably but I think it will look better if you have them expunged. All schools work differently. Check into them, some you dont have to disclose if records are expunged. Also dont let anyone discourage you, if you really are past that there are probably ways to get into nursing with a bit more effort.
  6. cindybf

    Am I eligible for a license with my background?

    Find your state board website and search for the answer, its right there. In Tx it depends on the actual charge. Can you apply to get them expunged? Since they are both in different states you might be able to do it especially if you mention to the judge in your petition that you have changed your life around and are now in nursing school or will be applying. good luck
  7. cindybf

    This is like going to war...

    No, I think I will stay right here, thanks though
  8. cindybf

    This is like going to war...

    it seems like they want you to sign something that says: "yes i promise when i have been a nurse for a year i will hate my career, the hospital administrators and i will come to this board to say so with pride because its everyone elses fault" yeah ok then.
  9. cindybf

    Stop being so miserable

    I am new here but I will add my two cents, I dont think the op meant to judge anyone. Many other professions are stressful and underpaid, police officers, teachers etc. I have ran across a few nurses in my lifetime as a patient that put the profession to shame, some are so rude, wont bother to even answer me when I ask a question etc. However, there are always people like that in every profession. I do agree that you can only have an excuse for a bad attitude for so long, if you are that miserable switch jobs or do something else. Again, that goes for every profession though not just nursing. And if that isnt you, the op's opinion shouldnt bother you :)
  10. I am having a hard time deciding which way to go here. I can apply to the Jr college into the AA nursing program and then transfer to the BSN accelerated online program or just finish the prerequisites and go directly to the BSN accelerated program. If I go into the AA program I should finish in 3 years or more including the pre requisites and application process since the college doesnt offer all the classes all the time for the pre requisites. I could work during the next portion of the BSN program as an RN. It would take more time as it would take approximately 4.5 years to finish this way. If I do the pre requisites with the same university vs Jr College and apply directly to the BSN online program it would take approximately 3.5 years total but it would cost a lot more. In fact I think about 15k more. I do think it would probably be easier to concentrate on the classes if I am not working at all. I should also mention that my ultimate goal is to become a CRNA but I am not concerned with that right now as I know I need experience under my belt before and that a lot might change as I work in the field and I might enjoy another area more. I really wanted to go the MDA route when I was younger but family obligations became a priority. I didnt even know about the CRNA career, that you dont have to go to medical school until recently. I am also concerned at how easy it would be to get an RN job with the AA vs the BSN right after school in Dallas? I am not too familiar with how the application process is in that aspect, do BSN trained RN's get better jobs than RN's with just the two year program? Any advice is appreciated. I should ad that I am 32 years old now and time is a concern for me :) thanks!
  11. cindybf

    When do CRNA usually retire?

    Thats it I am getting lasik. LOL
  12. cindybf

    UTA Online BSN

    Hi everyone, I am doing some pre requisite work and plan to apply to the UTA BSN program, my question is this, will there be any different in my transcripts with an online program? Are there disadvantages to taking this program online vs traditional lecture? I understand you dont get the face to face interaction but I dont see that as being a problem, I imagine there will be lab or in person sessions to be completed as well as clinical rotations eventually anyway. I just want to make sure I wont be at a disadvantage when I apply for jobs if I have done the program online? Will I have to state I finished the program online etc? Any advise would help. Thanks!
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