State board of nursing lists nurse's adresses - page 2

I recently took the NCLEX in Tennessee. In order to see if I passed, I have been checking the TN Dept of health web site. Anyone can put in anybody's name to see if the person has a valid license.... Read More

  1. by   nightingale
    Originally posted by James Huffman
    [B]H&Pmom, I would encourage you to share your concerns with the board of nursing. You'd be surprised to find that policies sometimes change with just a few people showing an interest in an issue. In the meantime, you might consider renting a p.o. box, and using that as your address for BON purposes. I'm not a freak on privacy, but that would put a layer between you and somebody trying to find where you live.
    I agree, writing to the BON may produce the desired result.
  2. by   CseMgr1
    This Information Superhighway has forced me to change my phone # to an unlisted #....and to have my VM taken off my cell phone. Even with that, I am STILL getting calls from telemarketers (am going to sign up for the National No-Call List).

    Remember the movie "The Truman Show"?. We ARE living in a vouyeristic society, and, despite HIPPA, our private information will NEVER be private!
  3. by   Mama Val
    Alaska posts our names and numbers on its website...
    I've said it before and I'll say it again
    P O Box...best thing I ever rented, everything goes to that even my drivers license # (DMV hates that)
    Don't need a pissed off felon showing up at my house and doing who knows what to me or my kids because I refused him 2 Tylenol 5 years ago.
  4. by   catrn10
    Well, as far as I know, Tennessee, Georgia and California ALL give out your home address, and I resent it mightily. Not safe. Also, for those of you that don't know, you can go to the search engine Google, type in anyone's phone number with area code, and get directions to their house. Unlisted numbers are not safe from this either. I checked mine and was ok, but several friends weren't. You can have it removed though.
  5. by   passing thru
    Mr. Huffman,
    thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
    I'm going to try that p.o. box idea myself.
  6. by   passing thru
    This is some scary crappola.....
    Reminds me that the dude that molested his 5 children, and I served on the jury in our small town, and he studied each of our faces for 5 days, will be gettin out of the joint in 2 more years.

    Plus I worked at the same hospital his sister worked at.........
  7. by   P_RN
    I have a PO Box for important mail. I have a street address only for UPS and 911.
  8. by   flashpoint
    Nebraska gives your name, address, license status, date of initial licensure, birthdate, date of expiration, and they used to post National Registry (EMT) test scores! OK...it's public record, but why does it have to be so easy to access?
  9. by   flashpoint
    Oh, Nebraska also tell where you went to school and what year you graduated...sigh.
  10. by   eltrip
    I find this rather inequitable. If this is all a matter of public record, & thus easier to access via the web, well, so be it. I want to know why all those who hold a professional license of some sort aren't included in the on-line registries.
  11. by   flashpoint
    I question whether is SHOULD all be a matter of public record. If someone needs my address, etc for a valid reason, they should be able to access it, but if Joe Blow wants to kill me for not giving him MS in the ambulance, he should have to make a little effort to find out where I live. We recently had a psych patient that went online with his laptop and kicked every nurse with less than 5 years experience out of his room. He also made a print out of each nurses info and kept a record of who was in his room and how many times and how much time they spent. I was glad to see a bed open on the psych unit in the next county...:-)
  12. by   eltrip
    Perhaps the question is about the public's right to have information about their cargiver versus the cargiver's right to safety & privacy.

    I don't think that we need to have home addresses listed on the web...requiring that I pay the post office for my privacy is akin to a ransom.. Other than having practice addresses like physicians, I don't know of a whole lot of solutions other than addressing it to our state boards of nursing.

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