I am glad to see that more and more nursing students and future nursing students are researching their options before applying to nursing school when the nursing student has criminal convictions.
A nursing student to be (Jane) informed that her friend (Sally) has an assault conviction and was admitted into nursing school however a pediatric hospital would not allow her to do clinicals at the hospital because of the assault conviction.
Jane is concerned. Jane has several misdemeanor convictions some more than 5 years old. One is for assault and one is for possession of marijuana. Jane wanted to know will her criminal convictions impact her ability to enter nursing school, her ability to complete clinical rotations, and her ability to obtain a license. All perfectly legitimate questions and concerns.
Have you been admitted into nursing school, fully disclosed your criminal convictions, but you are having problems with clinicals?