Forged ACLS and possible suspension of license?

  1. I made an egregious error in judgement and forged my ACLS, my employer found out and fired me. I have since taken the ACLS course. If my wmployer repoets me to the board can I lose my medical license?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Error in judgement? No, this is blatant willful forgery.
  4. by   Horseshoe
    You are a nurse but refer to your license as a "medical" license?
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Wow- just all kinds of messed up there.
  6. by   alaskaman
    Why did you do this? You will have to be ready to explain that to the Board and/or your next employer.
  7. by   dishes
    Suggest you speak to a lawyer familiar with nursing licensing issues, you can find one through the American association of nurse attorneys. Also, if it makes you feel any better, it seems like you are not the only nurse who has done this, if you use the search tool in the top right hand corner you can find past threads in which other nurses have done the same thing you did. I don't know how things turned out for them license wise, but a nurse attorney will likely have a good idea.
  8. by   ponymom
    I sure as hell hope so...
  9. by   CelticGoddess
    Quote from Tweetee102
    I made an egregious error in judgement and forged my ACLS, my employer found out and fired me. I have since taken the ACLS course. If my wmployer repoets me to the board can I lose my medical license?
    Do you have a medical license or a nursing license?
  10. by   Castiela
    The Acls course is only a couple hundred dollars... I'm curious why you would forge your Acls certificate opposed to just doing the course?
  11. by   dishes
    I'd be very surprised if the the op is a physician, as most would know that this is a situation in which they need to seek legal advice, I think 'lawyer up and shut up' is a part of medical school's core curriculum.
  12. by   inthecosmos
    You do understand the consequence of your action, right? You came to a nursing board site to discuss forgery as if it were some casual occurrence we all have experience with. I would HIGHLY recommend discussing this with a lawyer. You'll likely need to explain yourself to the board at the very least.
  13. by   alaskaman
    I personally don't think that this will rise to Board level. It was not a patient care issue.
  14. by   adventure_rn
    Quote from alaskaman
    I personally don't think that this will rise to Board level. It was not a patient care issue.
    Idk, even though the OP didn't forge a document that was submitted directly to the BON, one could certainly argue that ACLS falsification is a huge patient safety issue (which is definitely within the scope of the BON).

    Agree with PPs, an attorney who specializes in nursing practice (or whatever your specialty) will be better equipped to help you than anyone on this site.

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