Falsify credentials

  1. what happens if you are caught with a falsified ACLS credential
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   roser13
    I have no way of knowing, but I assume that each facility's policies are different.

    Guessing that termination would be automatic, and likely reported to the BON. Fraudulently representing your credentials is quite serious. Don't do it.
  4. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Loss of job, report to BoN, perhaps notice to AHA. Damage to reputation, ineligible for rehire & likely unemployment. Risk to patient lives if you have a false credential and no training. Possibly losing your eligibility for professional liability/malpractice insurance.

    Is it worth it?
  5. by   classicdame
    Get fired. Maybe face BON reprimand or suspension due to unprofessional behavior. Maybe face lawsuit or criminal negligence if patient dies in your care. Crazy to risk any of these options
  6. by   LadyFree28
    why and HOW does one go about falsifying an ACLS cert, and WHY would someone want to???
  7. by   BostonFNP
    I have seen several students fake BLS certification for clinical placement. All were removed from the program.

    In practice, the BON might suspend your license.
  8. by   Whispera
    what's your reason for asking???
  9. by   KelRN215
    Quote from LadyFree28
    why and HOW does one go about falsifying an ACLS cert, and WHY would someone want to???
    My thoughts exactly. Why go through all the trouble to falsify the credentials when you could just take the class?
  10. by   nurseprnRN
    Tell your "friend" or whoever it is to just take the damn course.
  11. by   SoldierNurse22
    You mean you've been a nurse for 35 years and you don't know?
  12. by   ArtClassRN
    Quote from cptkathy
    what happens if you are caught with a falsified ACLS credential
    You tell us?
  13. by   Been there,done that
    Thinking the OP let time slip by and ACLS was no longer easily renewable. Would be rather simple to just change the date on the current card.

    Now ..sleeping at night, THAT would be a different story
  14. by   xoemmylouox
    Termination on the spot. Reported to the BON. Who knows. It's definitely not worth the risk.

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