i start ns in the fall and had a similar concern about my va rotation. the website for the va had paperwork that all students and potential employees had to fill out. below is the notation regarding the questions about past convictions. my saving grace is that my offenses were prior to turning 16, so i do not have to disclose. you will still have to disclose the issue to the nursing board when you apply for licensure, but not to the va if it has been expunged.
"for questions 9,10, and 11, your answers should include convictions resulting from a plea of nolo contendere (no contest), but omit (1) traffic
fines of $300 or less, (2) any violation of law committed before your 16th birthday, (3) any violation of law committed before your 18th birthday
if finally decided in juvenile court or under a youth offender law, (4) any conviction set aside under the federal youth corrections act or
similar state law, and (5) any conviction for which the record was expunged under federal or state law."