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This is a discussion on Penalties of publicily faking being a nurse? in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... In Australia we have a $10,000 fine for anyone pretending to be a nurse. Calling themselves a nurse...by ProudofmyNursingart Feb 2, '12In Australia we have a $10,000 fine for anyone pretending to be a nurse. Calling themselves a nurse or deceiving people into them believing you are a nurse.
Does the USA have any penalties like this?
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- Feb 2, '12 by FLmomof5In the US, these kinds of laws would be at the state level.
Penalties for Practicing Without a License
State laws vary, but practicing without a valid, current license may be punishable by:
Last edit by FLmomof5 on Feb 2, '12 : Reason: adding info
- Community service
- Jail or prison time
- Permanent loss of the license (if the violation was temporary)