What to you think of UAP's representing themselves as RN's? - page 2

What to you think of UAP's representing themselves as RN's on social networking sites like Facebook? A pca that I work with has herself listed as a R.N. on her Facebook page. She claims she has... Read More

  1. by   slackula
    It bothers me when I'm a patient. I'll see someone in scrubs with no clue as to their title. When I was in premature labor , a woman came into my room with a white lab coat-she was from food service coming in to bring me my tray.One hospital where i have worked has all the RN's wear a 4" blue and white tag attached to the id card that reads in bold letters RN. You can't mistake it. The patients like it.
  2. by   Jenni811
    Annoying? Yes. But as long as they aren't doing it to patients its fine. Everyone who knows him/her knows that they are not an RN.

    Random, but kinda related...Has anyone seen the hangover 2?? i cracked up when Zach Galifinakis gave himself a shot in the leg cause they were going overseas. he like STABS his leg and his friend is like "oh my god!!! don't you need a registered nurse to do that?"
    Zach goes "I am a nurse. i'm just not registered yet" :-D
  3. by   classicdame
    report her to the BON. This is probably illegal
  4. by   CaLLaCoDe
    What bothers me most about this issue is unlicensed staff giving advice (disinformation) that could be outright detrimental to the health and well being of the patient.

    Case in point, my wife called the doctor's office to find out if the harmonal medication she was on was too great a dosage and she wondered if it would be allowable for her to split the pill. MA answers an affirmative. Is this right?