I was given a pretrial diversion for a petty theft charge and I successfully completed the course and the charge was dropped. I never had to appear in court and have never gotten in legal trouble before or after this incident. I have been researching on what to do in regards to applying for an RN license through the Board of Registered Nurses in a year. I know that it states even dismissed charges need to be included in the application, along with certified arrest and court records, a detailed letter, and letters of recommendation. What should I do or expect? Am I able to expunge dismissed charges and arrest records? What are my options? Are letters of recommendations required? I'm nervous to tell anyone what happened to ask for a recommendation letter. Please help!Thank you for all of the advice. The pretrial diversion happened in Oct. 2012. I plan on letting the BRN know about my situation and being completely honest and hope for the best. I completely regret this mistake that I made and definitely learned from it! I understand why honesty is the best thing to do in this situation. I just hope that that's enough for them to consider approval of my license... I'm mainly concerned with the letters of recommendations. Would it be ok to just have letters that state my character and capabilities? If they don't include that they are aware of the dropped charges I had?