WOW! This is EXACTLY what happened to me! LOL if the author reads my comments I hope it brings her some peace.
I got cited for 500.00 for failure to disclose and I still got my RN license from the NJ BON. So far I have gotten my NY RN license, my bachelor's degree and got into the DNP program. I got hired into the psych unit at my hospital and have worked per diem at another psych unit in a hospital ranked in the top 10 in the state.
If they're like the NJ SOB... I mean BON.. they're looking to know why you weren't up front and they need to know these were resolved because they don't understand logic. They don't understand people make mistakes and leave it at that. The fine isn't annoying it's the fact that they hit your license with that disciplinary action and moving forward it's on your record. Fortunately, all the hospitals I've worked at and nursing homes never said anything about it.
As for bringing it up to the nurse managers that you would have a disciplinary action I haven't brought it up and they haven't brought it up to me. I'm not trying to hide anything. You can see it. It's public record, but I don't bring it up because it has nothing to do with patient safety. Actually, it did get brought up one time at one nursing home and I told them what happened. They said "is that it?" I'm assuming that since my criminal record was clean and drug record was clean they didn't bring up the disciplinary action.
Just give the BON whatever paperwork they're asking for, they may need a letter of why you didn't disclose it, pay the fine and be on your way. It's upsetting, but if it's like the NJ BON, which to my understanding is very difficult you should be fine. Good luck!