Nursing without license - page 5

Hi everybody, I have been searching throughout the forums for information regarding legal implications of Nurses practicing without a license, either status "denied" or "expired" . The other day... Read More

  1. by   tracylmartin38
    Hey there, I'm a new graduate LPN, and recently started working for a pediatric clinic. I found out that a primary nurse working with a pediatrician is not a licensed nurse! Oh, she has been to school, but can't pass her boards. (Has taken it 3 times.) This person gives vaccinations, medications, and calls herself "A Nurse". What!?! How do I know? This person told me herself!!! When I questioned the powers that be about it, they said that the pediatrician was taking responsibility for it, and not to worry about it. Then why did I work so hard to get my license? Does anyone know how to report this? I contacted my local state board of nursing (Arkansas), and they agreed with me, but as far as I know, no action has been taken. And again.... HELP!!
  2. by   RNgonewild
    I had a nurse buddy who had her wallet stolen. The person who stole her wallet, with her nursing license inside tried to get a job across the state with her license. Luckily she got caught.
  3. by   redranger
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    This is true I went to the Texas BON and you can enter your SS#, license # or name and all the info pops up. I dont know if I like all my information just popping up and just anyone and everyone being able to view it.. But thats just the way it is I guess...
    If you don't like it, then turn in your licenese to the Texas BON and ask them to take you out of the system.

    All that info. is there for public safety.

    This is standard for Texas

    http://www.tdlr.state.tx.us/
  4. by   Magsulfate
    Quote from redranger
    If you don't like it, then turn in your licenese to the Texas BON and ask them to take you out of the system.

    All that info. is there for public safety.

    This is standard for Texas

    http://www.tdlr.state.tx.us/
    On the Texas website, they do NOT show your ss#, ever. You can get the license number if you have the dob and last four of ss, but you cannot get the license number by looking up the name.
  5. by   BroadwayRN
    Quote from TouchstoneRN
    The other day at work one of my co-workers searched the license verification site and found more than one nurse working on our floor with questionable license status. Any info would be appreciated
    There is a huge difference between not having a license and having a questionable license status. Some nurses have been disciplined for things like diverting drugs, drinking on the job, etc..and can still work with their license on probation. Questionable license status does not mean they don't have one.
  6. by   Txangel791
    I just learned that my nurse manager had a license revocation quite some time ago. Apparently the upper management knows about it and are being very hush-hush. I cant believe this person hasnt been fired, or reported to the DA. I know that if I report it, my management will make life difficult for me and I will never be promoted. This is really making me angry. I have even been instructed not to tell anyone. The manager involved is " out on leave" and is presumably being allowed to use vacation time! I believe once a license is revoked you must wait one year before requesting reinstatement, but they seem to think this will be "fixed" rather quickly. I am of the opinion that no matter if they somehow get it fixed, this person was practicing without a license and therefore should be let go and reported. What is your opinion?

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