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- Oct 14, '10 by himilayaneyesFirst...how can you be absolutely sure that she's faking her credentials. You have to have evidence to present to your manager. At my hospital, our managers have to sign off that they visually saw our certifications including things like BLS cards, RN license, and ACLS. So this may be an oversight on the part of management. I'd be concerned if she was faking her RN license, but faking a CCRN. Most hospitals don't require certification and still have awesome ICUs. Is she endangering her patients by not being a CCRN, although she has a RN license? This seems more like a job for management to do. And if you're going to report her, don't do it anonymously. If you're bold enough to accuse someone, you're bold enough to let them know who did it..especially since the accused has a right to face their accuser. Just please know that if you do this, you may cost this woman to lose her job and if you're wrong, you'll end up looking like a fool in the end. Plus, you will have made yourself an enemy. You reap what you sow, so hope you're sowing the right things.
P.S. It sounds like your peers and yourself have a lot of time on your hands if you're looking up everybody's name on a website to see if they're faking their credentials. I guess the real question is do you this to everyone (is this an unit expectation), are you really concerned about patient safety...or are you just out to get this woman? Please examine your motives before you make a decision.Last edit by himilayaneyes on Oct 14, '10
- Oct 14, '10 by kloneQuote from traumaRUsYes, this.First, I would be absolutely positively sure that she forged these certifications.
Not seeing her name listed on their "congrats to new members" webpage is NOT proof positive that she's faking it. You better make DARN sure you're certain, and that you have actual concrete proof, before slinging any allegations.
And be an adult and professional about it - confront the RN in question herself. Don't be juvenile and do this anonymously.
- Oct 14, '10 by kloneQuote from onacleardayAnd the reputation of the nurse who was falsely accused as well. I have personal experience with this - my husband had some bad blood with a few nurses on a unit he left, and one of the nurses started a rumor that he was fired because they found out he lied about getting his RN license, and never even went to nursing school. Thankfully, the rumors were completely baseless and easy to disprove (hello, look on the freakin' BON website!), and his reputation was not tarnished, but it could have been very ugly, and in a small community, word travels fast.I agree with Trauma. You had better be sure. If you are wrong, you will have ruined your reputation. Good luck with that.
- Oct 14, '10 by violet_violetYou can just ask the supervisor how they're going about verifying the certifications instead of "accusing".
- Oct 14, '10 by imintroubleYour post reeks of holier than thou. It's not pretty. You went out of your way to check on credentials of a nurse you work with. I suspect you don't like her, resent her, feel intimidated by her, are jealous of her. You're actions speak for themselves. It is not your job to police your unit. You are not the boss, but apparently you want to be. Be honest about why you want this nurse to fail. Why you want her to lose her job.
- Oct 14, '10 by Esme12It really isn't your concern. Just a name not showing up in a website is not irrefutable proof that she is lying. Going after her will appear petty and mean. If you are concerned then speak privately with your manager.....but you better be VERY, VERY sure you are 100% sure she's faking it......making an accusation that is not based in fact will shine badly upon you!
- Oct 14, '10 by shoegalRNNow, what if you DONT have proof this nurse is faking her CCRN and you go running to management with this? And it could be this nurse has a different last name that YOU nor your co-workers don't know about and it could be listed under that name. And if you were to do this and the accusations turn out to be FALSE, then I would sure enough take this to the BON for deframation of character. So, you will find yourself in big trouble in the end.
I never understood people who would go out of their way to mess with someone's livelyhood, and then put if off as "I'm so concerned for the patients". Oh really? Why don't you be a professional and let this woman know you are investigating her instead of doing it anonymously? And I bet you still speak to her like nothing is wrong, smile in her face, "oh, how you doing" while stabbing her deeper in the back.
And this is the reason why I trust NONE of my co-workers.......
- Oct 14, '10 by TDCHIMHow do you know she failed the test? Did she actually say so, or are you simply going by the little "congratulations" update you mentioned?
- Oct 14, '10 by sunnycalifRNQuote from Gr8MurseAnd, you have checked all the other CCRN and CEN certifications at your hospital, too? With your high level of concern, you certainly should. Why, stop there? . . . you should check all RN's in the state!! Maybe your real calling should be as an investigator for the Board of Nursing in your state!*clip*
One of the RN's we work with has falsified their CCRN and CEN certifications so that they would not get fired. First I suspect the AACN and BCEN don't take this lightly. The AACN site states that to verify an RN's certification a signed release form from the RN needs to be submitted with the request. We then checked the "AACN congratulations to our newest members" online. (every month in the AACN magazine they publish the newest CCRN nurses.) Their name was not published their.
Can someone please guide me in an appropriate and anonymous way to deal with this. If you have any insight into this matter that would be greatly appreciated.
- Oct 14, '10 by shoegalRNQuote from sunnycalifRNI bet the OP only investigated this one particular nurse for whatever reason.And, you have checked all the other CCRN and CEN certifications at your hospital, too? With your high level of concern, you certainly should. Why, stop there? . . . you should check all RN's in the state!! Maybe your real calling should be as an investigator for the Board of Nursing in your state!
And my question is this, while the OP is doing all this leg work for management, who is watching the patients????
Oh, maybe it's the RN that's the OP is investigating.......