Non-Nurses calling themselves a Nurse - page 6

The school district my child goes to has a CNA in the school clinic, who refers to herself as "The school Nurse". I thought she was either an LVN or RN until last week when she had me come pick up... Read More

  1. by   bmoore1973
    I really hope that you have gone further with this! I just can't imagine giving out a diagnosis! Some child is really going to get hurt and that scares me to death!
  2. by   teeituptom
    I was going to say something about Lancaster, decided not to.
  3. by   bmoore1973
    Quote from teeituptom
    I was going to say something about Lancaster, decided not to.


    so why did you bother posting something?
  4. by   Medic555
    [quote=caliotter3;2108144]
    Hi Guys
    i totally agree ,I think personally its dangerous for the paitent to be placing their trust in a so called "NURSE" as this fabricates the feelings of reassurance that by being looked after by them they will be ok.
    i think stronger laws need to be put into place to prevent anyone from doing this type of role.
    i think if a school has a school Nurse then thats what they are display their registration papers on the wall for all to see as you would be proud to call yourself a nurse and heck we all know the work is hard.

    I cant stand anyone gloirying themselves as a Nurse when they have not got a degree nor understand the responsibility they hold.....Schools have a re think because its putting our children at the most risk!
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    granbury texas huh...lol how funny i live just north of there and have been working at one of your local ltc via agency...small world


    quote=bmoore1973;2120045]so why did you bother posting something?[/quote]
  6. by   bmoore1973
    [quote=txspadequeen921;2120224]granbury texas huh...lol how funny i live just north of there and have been working at one of your local ltc via agency...small world




    i love granbury! we have only been here since july! i work for family care home health agency here! where are you working? send me an im if you want! i am always looking to make new friends!:spin:
  7. by   NurseyPoo
    Forgive me if someone already pointed this out but, I have a friend who is the school nurse at one of the local middle schools and part of her job is to pass out medications. There are children/kids that take medications at certain times and they have to report to her and she goes through a check list and verifies that she has the correct med and correct kid...How is it possible for this CNA to do that? This is a really-really scarey thing! I would not let this one go...WOW! How many parents want a person who is not qualified to give their child medication?

    And, isn't "Wingworm" a font style? Oh, wait that is a "Wingding"...
  8. by   teeituptom
    [quote=bmoore1973;2120277]
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    granbury texas huh...lol how funny i live just north of there and have been working at one of your local ltc via agency...small world




    i love granbury! we have only been here since july! i work for family care home health agency here! where are you working? send me an im if you want! i am always looking to make new friends!:spin:
    and i live a little to the north of all of you in a little hick town called plano
  9. by   crackerjack
    In the vein of those calling themselves nurses who do not hold a license I'm wondering about one I got last week. I was checking in a patient for surgery and at some point the one of them states "we're in nursing, we're both cna's" . I just never was sure whether or not I was ok with that statement or not. Granted they immediately clarified they were cna's but the idea of riding the coattails of nurses leaving the uninformed that they were nurses and unable to decipher the cna acronym. Of course, I knew but it would be easy for someone who didn't to just nod and smile and assume it meant they were nurses of a specific flavor. I dunno. It bothered me but I wasn't sure whether or not I was bothered rightfully or just overreacting.

    Thoughts?

    To the OP: please post back and let us know how this plays out if you can. I do hope you're able to get the attention of the BON and school board to put a stop to this. I shudder at the thought of the dammage this gal could do to her next patient errr victim.
  10. by   SaraO'Hara
    During CNA instruction, I always had it hammered into my head that I am not allowed to adjust oxygen settings, give out meds, even so much as an aspirin, or give any kind of medical advice. CNAs simply do not have the training necessary.

    I'm startled that a school district would not take the 5 minutes necessary to find out that CNAs are unqualified to do the sort of work required of a school nurse.
  11. by   JennyMac
    Here's something that bothered me the other day:
    I was talking to my mom and noticed she had two little plastic cards that said NURSE on them. I asked her what they were for and she said, "A police officer friend gave these to me and dad to put on out dashboards so if we get pulled over we can get out of tickets." I was like, mom, you can't go around telling people you're a nurse if you're not! I know it's not the same as giving out medical advice without a license, but it still bothers me that people think it's OK to claim to be a nurse, but would never dream of posing as a doctor or other professional!
  12. by   gauge14iv
    Texas is not in the process of enacting a law protecting the title Nurse - it is already protected in the Texas occupational code. It is illegal to call yourself a nurse in Texas if you do not hold a license as an RN or LVN. Period. No ands, ifs or buts.

    Call the board of nurse examiners. Dont mess with the school district. Report this "wing"nut
  13. by   NRSKarenRN
    Recently posted this info:

    Laws Protecting the Title "Nurse" (2007)

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