As a licensed vocational nurse, you are the lifeline for your patients. And to obtain your Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) license, you must be trustworthy and dedicated to the welfare of those in your care. Unfortunately, past convictions can cause frictions with applying for your (LVN) license. Here’s what you need to know before applying for your licensure.
Reasons for License Denial
When applying for your LVN license, you may not be expecting to receive a denial letter. Unfortunately, this can be very common for many applicants, especially those that have alcohol-related convictions. These are typically DUIs, but that can also be:
- Public intoxication
- Disturbing the peace
- Possession of a controlled substance
Other common convictions that lead to application denials include theft or fraud. Even if these convictions are in your past, they can still continue to cause issues with your future nursing career.
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Disclosing Past Convictions
In many cases, your past mistakes can cause your licensing board to re-think allowing you to join the medical field. As a result, your professional application could be denied. For many professionals applying for the LVN licenses, they are denied due to not disclosing these past mistakes. Even if your convictions were dismissed by courts, it’s important to be transparent with your board and provide this information on your application.
Your license can also be denied if you failed to disclose expunged convictions. An expunged conviction means you were convicted of a crime, completed your court requirements, and finished your probationary period. Although this process is complete, the BVNPT still wants to know about it and use this information when considering issuing your professional license.
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This can feel like a lose-lose situation for many applicants applying for their LVN licenses. Thankfully, a nursing license defense attorney can help you navigate this process. Your license defense lawyer can help ensure your application is submitted correctly and that you have the best chance of starting your career.
Contact Unlock Legal
Is your past blocking your future career as an LVN? If your license application has been denied or you fear it will be, you need to contact a nursing license defense attorney immediately. Attorneys like those at Unlock Legal have years of experience navigating the BVNPT and will work with you from beginning to end to help you obtain your professional license.
Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.