kicked out of nursing school

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Lpn2be in Cleveland, Ohio

29 months ago

I was told over the phone today that I am dropped from the nursing program at Lincoln college of technology because my juvenile record. I have been in school for a year and was due to graduate march 28th. Only 2 more months :,( I was told the Ohio board of nursing won't grant meli licensurline anyway so there's no point in Lincoln college allowing me to complete their LPN program. The Ohio board of nursing site states that they grant licensure to whom they choose & judge records individually. I was also told I falsified college documents by stating on my application that I was never convicted of a crime, but I didn't think.my juvenile record counted. It's over 8 yrs old. I was pulled from class yesterday & asked to leave premises until I provided documentation of what's on my record. I went to juvenile court & brought the paperwork b.ck to the program manager. I was instructed that everything Is ok & I'm clear to return to class & clinicals. I went back to class. This morning I had on my backpack leaving out the door. My phone rang . It was the nursing program manager informing me I'm dropped. I feel lost . Time wasted . Sad. I don't know if any other schools will accept me. I've called legal aid. The schools corporate office. The board of nursing hasn't returned my call yet. I don't know what to do.

msrn in Texas

29 months ago

i'm sorry this happened to you. I suggest you to talk to a lawyer who defends nurses before BON. I believe the consultation is free. There are nurses who has records and able to obtain license. Ask lawyer if there is anything they can do about your juvenile record.

Marie Dieudonne in Miami, Florida

9 months ago

What's the update on this story?
I'm curious

Lpn2be in Cleveland, Ohio

9 months ago

I still have not been able to clear my record. I have no job. I've been seeking employment since November 2013. Lots of interviews, no call backs. Fixed income & juvenile court wants me to pay for expungement which takes 3-6 months. so as it stands I won't be returning to nursing school until my life circumstances and luck change.

deedee1124 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

9 months ago

That's so unfair. I wouldn't think a juvenile record what carry this much weight. What a shame.

CaptainsLog in Redmond, Washington

9 months ago

There are still ways to get your nursing degree. Never give up. Nursing school is a great way to get a great job. As a CNA, LPN, RN, RN with BSN, MSN. I mean the career ladder can start with as little as several month-long course to earn your CNA. Then you can work your way up from there. lpnbsn.com is one place to find nursing schools.

old kaw in Wilmington, North Carolina

2 months ago

Now I can only quote you NC law, but you are entitled to a one time, (lifetime) expungement that takes weeks, a month at best, and you do NOT need a lawyer if your self motivated and just do it. The clerk of court will provide the required documentation for less than $20.00. Clerk also will put you on a judges calender once you fill out the documents. Shortly thereafter, (well dressed) you stand before them, and humbly and honestly you acknowledge your mistake,and at the same time lobby to have this charge expunged. In NC, its ONE charge only, and a once in a lifetime only opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Multiple charges would take an attorney to expect any luck.
These are the rules for adult court. Juvenile records have restricted access in NC, but are not sealed by a judge, the way they are when you have them expunged. Like other posters have said, don't give up. No future in it. I had a classmate who like yourself, had a juvenile record rear its ugly head as we approached graduation. I think she had it expunged. if you do/can, it will never show up on a back ground check. Always look though. Where I live we have a very porous coastline, its been a smugglers haven off and on for years. My first back ground check came back with Federal charges related to some 400 tons of pot they estimated I had smuggled before they caught me. I quickly told them while I had a similar name yes, but come on guys, you need to tighten up. Social numbers, age, etc, nothing else matched. Can you imagine the nursing program directors face if I hadn't caught that one.

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