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R. N. Licensure Eligibility

All applicants should be aware that any felony and/or certain misdemeanor charges, where the applicant was convicted or plead guilty or nolo contender, or received a deferred or other qualified adjudication, may prevent the applicant from being eligible for licensure as a registered nurse after completing the nursing program.  Each state has different laws and rules regarding licensure eligibility.  Many states have laws that prevent licensure if an individual was terminated for cause from any State Medicare or Medicaid Program.  Applicants with prior charges or convictions should speak to the Dean of the School of Nursing regarding their individual circumstances prior to enrolling in the nursing program.  Students who do not disclose this information may be at risk of not becoming eligible for licensure once they graduate or could faced possible dismissal from the program when they have positive criminal background checks.