Can a convicted felon become a nurse?
a friend of mine got a job at a hospital he was a nurse aid he worked for two weeks when his background came back they said he have to leave immediately his back groung came back he has an extansive history and he can't even be on the property. but when visitors visit they can be murderers or what ever we aren't never safe but think god for cameras and forensic science most likely anyone committimg a crime will be caught. felons can only get jobs in dental field some fastfood restaurants their own business etc.
Yes, a person who has a past felony conviction may be granted a license to practice nursing-at least in New York State. It won't be as smooth as someone with a clean record and you'll have to undergo additional investigations. The State Licensing Board will conduct its own investigation and make the decision to recommend you for licensing. It can happen so stay encouraged and don't ever commit another crime.
some asked the same question in another website and he /she got this answer
Simply put, NO, all employers will do backround checks. You're nursing college will do backround checks. The ANA will look at you like a crook! If you are an ex con. Find an other job, nursing is not for convicts b/c people in nursing judge you like they don't have anything better to do ex con or not.
Yes, but you will have to obtain your license in another state...