My niece is serving 12-15yrs for vehicular manslaughter in Iowa and is expected to be released in less than 5yrs (she's served 5). She and 3 friends had been drinking excessively and decided to get in a car, my niece lost control of the vehicle and hit a semi tractor trailer head on. Her front seat passenger was killed and two backseat passengers permanently disabled. She walked away with minor injuries. She has her mind set on becoming a nurse after her time spent in the hospital. I advised to her to contact the state BON, before she invested time in school. The Iowa BON told her she would have to apply for the NCLEX and review her case then, so she could actually go 2yrs through school and get denied. Have you ever heard of anyone getting their nsg license with vehicular manslaughter on their record? I just don't see how they would allow her a license or how any hospital that would hire her. Her best friend who is a CNA is encouraging her and my sis-in-law(nieces mother) not to listen to my advise of choosing another career.