My question involves criminal records for the state of: New York
I am starting nursing school in a few days and just found out that in order to be eligible to take the NCLEX, I have to answer several questions including whether I have "been charged with a crime in any state or country, the disposition of which was other than by acquittal or dismissal;" and whether I have "been convicted of a crime in any state or country."
3 years ago I went to court for petit larceny and I got an ACD. After a period of 6 months when I stayed out of trouble, my record was expunged. My question is: do I need to answer yes to the questions about my criminal record, or does the expungement allow me to answer no?
I believe that the board of nursing may take applicants' fingerprints, so could they see that my record? And if they did see it, would it be blank or could they somehow see that I had a misdemeanor?
Please help! I don't want to go through nursing school for nothing.