Can you become a nurse in California with a prior conviction? Yes, but applying for an RN or LVN license for the first time or via Endorsement from out of state with any prior arrests or convictions is a confusing road to navigate. THE BRN and BVNPT have very specific requirements for disclosing prior arrests and convictions, but the “what, when, and how” are often hard to determine.
RN Guardian’s legal experts and attorneys have put together this Application Road Map. It will help you navigate the twists and turns of applying for your nursing license or nursing program.