Criminal Convictions

Information on Criminal Convictions for People Interested in a Nursing Career in Nevada

Your criminal conviction may prevent you from receiving a Nevada nursing license or nursing assistant certificate.  Even if you receive a nursing license or nursing assistant certificate, you may not be allowed to work in several types of health care settings.

The Nevada State Board of Nursing requires all applicants for nursing licenses and nursing assistant certificates to answer five screening questions. These questions address criminal convictions, discipline in another state, chemical dependency, and medical and mental health conditions. In addition, all applicants must submit their fingerprints for an FBI and State of Nevada criminal background check.

Click here for more information about how a criminal conviction may affect your ability to receive a Nevada nursing license or nursing assistant certificate.