So worried....Should i quit RN program due to legal/background issue?

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jss1985

jss1985

193 Posts

The helpful advice would be to consult with a lawyer who specializes in BON issues ..or consult with the BON, itself. Since these things are decided on a case by case basis, no one else will be able to give you a definitive answer.

Thank you i will do that. I was just trying to see if anyone had similar experience here or have some knowledge of what is accepted and not accepted in BONs background process. But thank you very much :)

Sour Lemon

Has 12 years experience. 5,016 Posts

What lack of responsibility?? This is mind boggling. We jumped thru all the hoops with her school and they practically did nothing to help the matter. Plus If the case worker told us it was closed with neglect 3 yrs ago we would have hired a lawyer then.

I'm going to resist the urge to pick through everything you've said ...just know that nursing boards like people who can recognize their own shortcomings in a situation with a bad outcome. You don't need to convince me. I'm not the one handing out nursing licenses. You may be the most responsible parent in the galaxy. I only "know" you from the few paragraphs you've written on this message board.

dishes

dishes, BSN, RN

3,950 Posts

Not yet. My lawyer specialize in ACS cases.

So if BON says no before i start, what should i change my major to? Like business perhaps? Is that safe from this nonsense?

The BON will not say anything before you start school, they will only look at your case when you are ready to become licensed. You can find an attorney who specializes in nursing licensing issues through the American association of nurse attorneys (TAANA), they will likely give you similar information as your current lawyer, 'don't switch majors as there is time for things to fall in place'.

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Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience. 6,898 Posts

You do not have a nursing question, you have a legal question. Only YOUR BON and YOUR nursing school can answer them.

How many days did she miss?

I'd be more presently worried about the background check for nursing school.

DesertRosee

DesertRosee

48 Posts

Ditto what JenGirl said, many nursing programs require you to take a background check before you can start clinicals. I would check to see if your program does this.

neuron

neuron

Has 5 years experience. 551 Posts

At our school a student has to be cleared before starting the program.

ECarr3

ECarr3

3 Posts

You should call BON and tell them your situation. They will probably ask you to send them court documents and a letter explaining what happened. I know someone who had a felony due to child neglect, she got her license but it was restricted for 3 yrs. Only they can answer your question. Good luck.

jss1985

jss1985

193 Posts

I'd like to thank you all for your help, I'm definitely calling BON and the school tomorrow.

ECarr, I see what you mean. Well, not sure about that person, but in my case, it wasn't a felony. There weren't any arrests or anything like that. The whole thing closed in under 30 days. As you can see, it was all over a huge misunderstanding and bad set of circumstances (us not knowing right away that she was cutting class, the mail situation with our landlord vs. the school's assumption that we don't care, etc). See, the way that the school saw it (in their mind) is that they assumed we neglected our daughter's education by letting her do whatever she wants i.e. "Oh you want to cut class today, honey? Sure go right ahead! Stay home? Why not!" which is completely false.

The biggest part though is ACS not giving us proper notice of the "alleged neglect" accusation when they closed the case 3 years back. Because if we had that, we could of got this amended less than 90 days from that notice. But anyways, I'm going to call these places tomorrow. Wish me luck.

matcha-cat

matcha-cat

136 Posts

I'm so sorry to hear this is happening to you and your wife right now... It really sucks how a misunderstanding from awhile back ago is now coming back to affect your career. I'm wondering how this is coming up on your records as "neglect" if the case was closed and everything was presumably okay? I really hope for the best for you and your wife. Hang in there!

JKL33

6,391 Posts

As you can see, it was all over a huge misunderstanding and bad set of circumstances (us not knowing right away that she was cutting class, the mail situation with our landlord vs. the school's assumption that we don't care, etc). See, the way that the school saw it (in their mind) is that they assumed we neglected our daughter's education by letting her do whatever she wants i.e. "Oh you want to cut class today, honey? Sure go right ahead! Stay home? Why not!" which is completely false.

I do wish you luck.

I think some of what others have alluded to is that you can't possibly think this ^^ is true. The school has a "set of circumstances" too, such as the fact that they are required to report truancy and they are required to try to notify you about it. Guess what they do when the truancy continues and they have been repeatedly unable to notify you? It's not about "assuming" that you don't care. In your own situation as YOU describe it, for all they knew your stepdaughter could have been missing/held hostage/severely injured/abandoned/dead - no one has absolutely any way of knowing, since it wasn't convenient for you to reply to their messages (or do something crazy like actually going to the school to get to the bottom of said messages...).

Please - there is a lot riding on your perception of all of this; your education, your future job prospects, the well-being of your family, especially your daughter - please take some time for reflection.

Again, I wish you well in processing this and moving forward.

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 41 years experience. 4,295 Posts

Thank you i will do that. I was just trying to see if anyone had similar experience here or have some knowledge of what is accepted and not accepted in BONs background process. But thank you very much :)

I, too, think the best idea is to go straight to the horse's mouth, the BON themselves. Hopefully they'll tell you if it is a lost cause or if there are additional hoops to jump through. Your experience has done nothing to change my long-held opinion of social workers. Wishing you all the best.