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by Muncie Muncie (New) New

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I have been thinking about going to nursing school but I am currently on parole and will be for many more years to come. This incident happened in 2012 a felony convictiob for theft by deception. Will i be able to obtain my nursing license while on parole in North Carolina.

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I'm sorry to say but probably not however, the North Carolina Nursing Board would be your best source of information. That being said, I applaud you for moving forward with your life and wish you the best.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Sadly, I think this is highly unlikely. However, there are many other roles in the helping professions you might look at. 

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Thanks for replying. I have emailed to board of nursing but i havent received a response yet. I am currently studying psychology but i have found out that its not really what i want to do in life. I would love to do nursing or something in the related field so im hoping for the best.

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I have researched the topic of parole and nursing but the only thing im coming up with is pertaining to individuals who already have their license. I kbow that it is a case by case review but i havent found anything that has to do with parolees.

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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When I look up the definition of Theft by Deception, it has the component of creating the theft through willful deception. I think it is very unlikely that you would be allowed to sit for licensure due to the nature of the crime. I hope you find another pathway to what you want and wish you all the best.

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This section is about sharing your experience. Asking for a legal advice is not the place to being with. You can ask a lawyer who is specialized in nursing field. I am sure someone out there will be able to answer your questions. However, there is another section in Allnurses.com allows you to ask a legal advice. I just don't remember where you can find it.

This is the United States of America. Unless you are giving up, there is always a hope somewhere. Google it "nurses with felony convictions in the past."

Don't give up please. Go by your heart! It is not the end of your world. 

 

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Also, different states have different opinions about nurses with criminal histories. It is really case-by-case. You have to show the board that you are really a changing person. You will need to start it all over again. Doing volunteer work somewhere--in a church, homeless shelter or just somewhere. Have a well-known person to write you a letter of recommendation will also help. You will need to wait certain amount of time and show people you are really a different person. Make sure you don't get into troubles again for 5 years will help. 

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