Is your Hospital requiring a copy of your diploma or transcripts? - pg.4 | allnurses

Is your Hospital requiring a copy of your diploma or transcripts? - page 4

So my hospital is telling me that CMS is now requiring all licensed RNs in the ICU to have a copy of their diploma or transcripts on file in HR proving they graduated from nursing school. If you... Read More

  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from floridaboundrn
    But... how do you get a license without having graduated from nursing school?

    If a license requires that you have graduated from an accredited college, then why isn't proof of licensure acceptable to CMS?
    *** I got an LVN license wihout ever having gone to nursing school.
  2. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from Overland1
    Because that makes sense, and CMS has nothing to do with making sense.
    What is CMS?
  3. Visit  morte profile page
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    The governmentak entity that controls reimbursement.
    Quote from PMFB-RN
    What is CMS?
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  4. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
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    Wow, this is a surprising new rule. I haven't heard from my hospital yet regarding my transcripts. I perform iStat BMPs and troponins and I draw labs off of peripheral and central lines all the time.
  5. Visit  netglow profile page
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  6. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from floridaboundrn
    So I guess the grocery store should start asking for an official copy of your birth certificate when you buy a bottle of wine because the drivers license may not be genuine.

    Why not? If it weeds out 1 underage drinker out of 1 million it will be worth it right?
    Well that's a little melodramatic don't you think? Considering the fact that there are multiple degree paths to becoming an RN (including non-accredited programs), I don't think it's unreasonable for an employer to want to verify and keep on file which path you took. We're educated professionals, so why can't we present our educational credentials?
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  7. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Your employer has every right to request proof and/or verify your credentials.
    Meriwhen likes this.
  8. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    Your employer has every right to request proof and/or verify your credentials.
    I was only annoyed that they decided to verify my credentials AFTER I had been working there for years. Especially since they have proof that I'm actually IN grad school on file. But that wasn't enough to satisfy that I had a college degree. I get annoyed when there's a lack of logic in the requirements from my employer.
    Aurora77, morte, kogafietsen, and 2 others like this.
  9. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Silly when filling out apps that they ask what university/degree/gpa, then also want to know what high school you went to and if you graduated.
    Bubbles, kogafietsen, wooh, and 1 other like this.
  10. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from wooh
    I was only annoyed that they decided to verify my credentials AFTER I had been working there for years. Especially since they have proof that I'm actually IN grad school on file. But that wasn't enough to satisfy that I had a college degree. I get annoyed when there's a lack of logic in the requirements from my employer.
    Did you read that article a PP posted? A woman was practicing as a nurse for 20+ years as a nurse until they caught her.


    I'm standing behind the CMS on this one...frauds can create waste...I have seen posters on AN rail against waste and all the other things economically related that get their blood going. This one's for those posters...

    The credentialing is for this CMS requirement, regarding a proper allocation for hospital funds towards nursing care; this where the future "outcome model" is addressing as well, I believe, but that is separate discussion on another post.

    I never heard of "lab" requirements...I was told it was validation of credentials for completion of nursing courses. I'm thinking that is what the "lab requirement" means as well too, but that's my opinion.
  11. Visit  paradiseboundRN profile page
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    CHAP, which is an accrediting body for home care agencies (similar to JHACO) requires that HR has a copy of each nurses diploma. It has been this way for at least 5 years, maybe more.
  12. Visit  lovetheocean profile page
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    I was not happy when I had to provide transcripts from my RN program to my employer when I got a different job last year. I submitted transcripts to the BON before I was issued an ATT, so why do the employers require it, too? Do unit clerks, MDs or even physical therapists or social workers have to do the same thing??
    Last edit by lovetheocean on Mar 18, '13 : Reason: error
  13. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from lovetheocean
    Do unit clerks, MDs or even physical therapists or social workers have to do the same thing??
    At my hospital, unit clerks require no specialized training or education, so no to them, but yes to the others.


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