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Rn student clinical placement with professional license disciplinary action?

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by Murse2123 Murse2123 (New Member) New Member Student

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So in Rn school about to start clinicals. Here's the story... 2005 misdemeanor conviction in CA, conviction expunged in 2008. I was cleared for clinicals in 2008 and 2012 as my criminal record is negative due to expungement. Fast forward to 2014, in obtaining a state license as an lvn I was given a probationary license due to the 2005 expunged record. Now this license action shows on the school background check, but no criminal convictions. Any problems with getting placed for clinicals I should anticipate? Please stick to clinical placement only, I'm well aware of the BON. Assembly bill 2138 takes effect in 2020 prohibiting any CA licenses agency from denying based on an expunged record.  Any intelligent thoughts are welcome 

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llg has 42 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I am not in California -- and the laws and situation may be very different there.  

In my job, I get involved in the discussions/decisions regarding clinical placements for students, including students in situations like yours.   At my hospital, we make each decision separately, based on the details.   What was the exact nature of the offense ... what remorse does the person show ... how much of a "clean" track record does the student have since the incident ... how much of a danger/risk does the student pose ... will the faculty be able to adequately monitor/supervise this student to assure safety ... etc.

Any student coming to my hospital needs to be prepared to address those issues in order for us to approve their clinical placement.   Without knowing the details of your case, I can't know what we would decide in your case -- and I certainly don't recommend you posting those details on the Internet.

Good luck to you.

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So you're saying in your state, at your hospital,  you can adversely access an otherwise expunged criminal record due to the fact that a state licensing board used the record in determining licensure? Are you in a private hospital?

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