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Becoming a nurse with a previous spent conviction??


Becoming a nurse with a previous spent conviction??

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punkypingu
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Hello there, first of all I apologize if this isn't in the right forum, I'm new to this website.
I am 35 years old, all my life I have dreamed of becoming a nurse, but have never been in the position to go for it. Not one for the sympathy vote, but I've been through alot. I lost my baby daughter in 2003, then went on to have my son. I came out of an abusive relationship with the father of both babies, which forced me to, leave all my possessions behind & relocate. I've always had a job, never been in trouble with the police or anything. During the time in which I moved away, I started working 16hours a week In a bistro , which I did for 5 years.
Sorry to go on, to cut a long story short, I got interviewed under caution for benefit fraud, which then led to me going to court and been served with a court fine, an 8 week curfew order & obviously having to pay the money back ( £3,000)
It was an awful ,embarrassing time for me. All down to the fact that I just assumed the hours I did over, would tally up with the weeks where I didn't work, due to summer holidays , kids been off school etc .
Anyway, I've not been in trouble since, I don't even claim benefits anymore. I am still paying the money back monthly . My head at the time of all this, was all over the place. I was still very much grieving for my baby girl, I'd never had counselling for it, so was very confused about life.
I'm now in a better place, I'm now married to an amazing man, who that's me & my son wonderfully & we have since had a baby boy together. I am now in a position to go back to part time education & fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse . I want to make something of my life & make my kids proud of me.
The only thing stopping me is this conviction. Where do I stand? Is it possible to still become a nurse or am I best just trying something completely different ? I've always had jobs where I've been trusted to lock up, cash up, etc . Ive never been in trouble before.
I'm so confused at the lack of information available for someone in my position.
If anyone could help me, I'd be ever so grateful .
Thanks in advance.
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Sorry, the conviction was in July 2012
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Ok, thank you. I will do that later. I've a horrible feeling your right though Sad
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Does anyone else know any more on this please?
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Oh thank you so much, that's reassuring. Can I be cheeky & ask if your conviction was as bad as fraud though?
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Morning, thank you for sharing that. I want to start ASAP really . I will have to do an access course first. I'm not getting any younger, I wish I'd have applied years ago, but as I said, I've never been in the right position to do so. At what point did you declare your conviction? I'm sorry to ask you all these questions, it's just such a relief to see someone who has been through this & has gone on to to nursing training.
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Sorry, another question...I'm just wondering how you told your uni about the conviction? Was it at the interview or on the application forms? I'm thinking of doing a Distance learning course, I don't know if I have to tell them or not? I don't want to get to your end of it all and it all be for nothing. It's all making me feel sick as I've never wanted something so badly. I understand at University , you do work placements too? Does the University disclose the information to the employers or do we have to do that?? Again sorry for all the questions. Thank you x
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