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Will my past haunt me??

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by jessi1106 jessi1106, BSN, RN (Member)

jessi1106 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Adult Acute Care Medicine.

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Uggg.my past!

Four years before I entered nursing school, I received a misdemeanor for "driving while impaired". I paid the neccessay fines, completed probation etc. Case closed.

Upon admission to Nursing school, I asked the University if this would prevent me from becoming a nurse and the anwer was "no, just don't try to hide it".

I just graduated, and I sent my nursing application to the state. I also attached a short explanation of the misdemeanor, as the form requires. The State has confirmed that they recieved my application on May 11th.

It has been over 30 days and still no ATT. Several of my classmates have received their ATT's, and have NCLEX dates...When I look online it says that my application is still being "reviewed".

Does anyone have any knowledge/experience to share about this type of thing??

I'll call the BON this week, but it would be nice to hear some words of encouragement...It never occured to me until today that I could have spent all that time getting a BSN for nothing!!

Thanks for *listening*

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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questions we seem to be encountering more and more often have to do with the effects of a criminal history on nursing licensure:

  • is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a criminal history?
  • is it possible to become licensed as a nurse if you have a dui or other related charges?
  • what happens if you are charged or convicted of a crime after licensure?
  • can i go to nursing school and/or be licensed if my record has been sealed or expunged?

these are questions that the members of allnurses.com cannot answer. the only reliable source of information is your state board of nursing.

please refer to this thread for other information:

nursing licensure with a criminal history

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