I have been pre-nursing classes for three years at my local community college. I am ready to apply to get into the nursing program. I have a 3.8 GPA, and I have been working at a hospital as a phlebotomist for 11 years. I applied at another hospital and got hired, but when they pulled my background it showed I had some bad checks from 17 years ago and the recended my job offer. Anyway, I contacted the DOA at the school and she said that I can apply to the nursing program, if I dont have a violent offense, but when I called the board of nursing they told me that they didnt know if they accepted nursing students with a record and that I would have to submit the application and see what happens. I dont want to go through all the trouble of nursing school and then cant be certified becouse of my record. I also contacted my local soliciotor office and they said the charges cant be expunded becouse there are more than one. Please give me some advice!