Is it possible to withdraw altogether so that when you apply to another state and are faced with the question, "Have you ever applied and been denied licensure in another state," you could answer "no" truthfully? Does anyone know the answer to this?
I'm sure you know this, but just to validate how you probably feel...It is plain unfair and almost unethical to punish someone again for something they did 10 years ago before they ever thought about being a nurse. Further, to subject that person to probationary terms/punishment for the offense(s) they committed that long ago and have since had them formally dismissed by the law and judge (the only way to qualify for this is to have a significant amount of time elapsed since the offense, end of probation, and after abiding by all laws and discipline...which shows the person a rehabilitated and credible member of society) for another 13 years (3 of probation and 10 after of all that stuff attached to your license online) seems more than unfair. It seems unjust.
I know the CA BRN is a self regulating body but it seems that there should be some checks and balances or some statute of limitations when it comes to denying/punishing applicants who committed these offenses so long ago. Offenses dismissed under pc 1203.4 or 1210.1 and Certificates of Rehabilitation should hold greater weight. The BRN says that they look at the time that has elapsed, evidence of rehab, dismissals, and Certs. of Rehab., but then they grant many of the very people that have these things and more a probationary license that makes it hard to work. I could go on but many of us have heard this before and it has been talked about here already.
A hearing would be several more months of waiting but it may be worth it. Keep us updated. As will I....still waiting for SOI's from AG.