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In 2009 I was convicted of a felony breaking and entering charge. I was allowed to have it filed under the First offender act,so it will be exponged. However I was recently reading and it is still visible when applying for nursing and teacher jobs etc. Is their a way to get into nursing school still? I have no other convictions I was 19 it was a mistake. And do I have to go all the way through schooling 1st to see if I can be registered? I do not want to waist anyone's time by taking all the required schooling and by denied.


I would invest in a fingerprint felony search on your own right now to see if it shows up. You can search online in your local area for companies that provide that service for a fee. We all had to do one and my daughters both had to do one before entering their programs at college that dealt with patient or client care as well.

The next best thing to do is to approach the nursing school counselor that you plan on attending and tell them the same thing that you just told me. If the felony is exponged then it should not be visible.

I am not sure if you said that you were reading that it may show up....or...if you did see it show up.  If it did show up then you will be denied a license and it would not be worth while to waste all your time on that you have stated.

If you do the felony fingerprint check and nothing should be good to go without talking to the counselor at the college.

Each time I renew my nursing license they ask on the questionnaire if I have been convicted of a is an important issue.

Good Luck!


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