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Old 12-15-2005, 03:33 PM
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My cousin is trying to enroll in school to get her CNA.. She just found out that she may not be able to attend cause of her felony Any suggestions on what she could do ???????????
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I have a mistameaner and I was concerned about working as a CNA again, so I ended up getting a copy of the no-hire list. It says the exact charges that nursing homes/hospitals/ etc: will not hire if you've ever been charged with any on the list. It is for Florida though, your state may be different. It may help. If you want I will try to find it again. I posted it once on here somewhere.

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Here is the link. Once you open the atachments, you may have to click the picture twice to get it full size. It is probably the same with the schools. If she can be hired they will more than likely let her in school for it, but I'm not positive about it .
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/sho...57&postcount=4
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/sho...57#post1207857

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I was a nurses aide for years and I think it would be very hard for a convicted felon. I know in Massachusetts that the Nursing homes do what's called a CORI check. I think it would be highly doubtful, but maybe depending on the charges!
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She can go to the Board of Nursing for the state she's in and they should have the list on their website.
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My cousin is trying to enroll in school to get her CNA.. She just found out that she may not be able to attend cause of her felony Any suggestions on what she could do ???????????
Why can't she question the school that she wants to attend? They can tell her what she needs to know. If that school won't take her, she can call other schools. Also contact her State Board of Nursing to ask questions. It might depend upon what felony she was convicted of.
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Every state has different rules when it comes to whether a prior felony keeps you from getting a certain kind of state license. (In CA, felons can't cut hair because they can't hold a cosmetology license.) Also, jobs requiring bonding can be impacted by having a felony on your record.
Every state has rules about how to get criminal records cleaned up. For instance, in CA, some felonies are reducible to misdemeanors. There's a ways to expunge records in certain ways; and even a (theoretical) Governor's pardon proccess.
In other words, you need to chat with a lawyer in your home state. Do your homework 1st with teh licensing board. Will they recognize that a former felony has been reduced to a misdemeanor, or will they treat it as a felony for all time?
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