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What criminal background checks disqualify a nurse?

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November 13, 2009 4:21PM


It's not the check that disqualifies, but the underlying action. For example; if patients mysteriously died while in your care, that is not the fault of the background check.

I would say that that which would disqualify a nurse is the same as would disqualify anyone except that nurses have the opportunity to do more harm than say, a burger flipper.

If I were hiring a nurse, I would be very concerned about drug use and abuse.


Actually, most local laws forbid convicted felons from registering to be a nurse. You can complete the schooling. But not work in health care. However, laws vary from state to state, county to county, and town to town.