Working as a stripper AND a nurse - page 3

by inland18mempire

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Hello everyone. I was wondering, is it detrimental to my job as an RN if I am also stripping on the side for additional money? Can I be fired for this? I know there are morality issues (for some) and such with this, but is it... Read More


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    However, you could look at pushing legal action and could even obtain support from the ACLU if a BON denied licensure. With that, I still stand by my assertion that you put your self in an unhealthy and unsafe environment. Additionally, I would hate to know about the psychosocial implications. Honestly, people deserve better than drunk horny guys and cheesy music in a smoke filled room. Money may be tight; however, consider the long lasting implications.
    Last edit by GilaRRT on Feb 2, '09 : Reason: typo
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    Quote from nrskarenrn
    pa nurse practice act has morality clause + professional standards section and bon used to recinded licenses of nurse working as strippers, escorts and call girls.

    equally, men may see their license revoked

    winter 2004/2005 issue [/left]



    the source you have listed didn't refer to things such as strippers and escorts and call girls.

    stripping is legal...escorting is questionable and being a call girl isn't unless you live in nevada.

    indecent exposure....i guarantee that wasn't someone that was working as a stripper...more like someone that likes to expose themselves in public places to unwilling viewers...which is always a crime.

    so far, i haven't seen anyone post anything that said that if you are a stripper, you can't work as a nurse or lose your license for it.

    i read the articles posted in great detail...they all refer to either a criminal conviction of some type, an addiction, defrauding an employer or patient, things of that nature.

    it appears that if you are engaging in behavior that is legal, then it's your right to do it.

    folks are reading too much into the "moral" part of the nurse practice act...laws were originally based on the biblical scripture and then eventually expanded to things that are not really considered "moral" issues such as having to have your car inspected, get a driver's license, etc.

    so, the "spirit" of our legal system is that if you break a law, you have committed a crime against society, which is considered not "moral". ...otherwise..you can sit all day and argue what is moral vs not.

    there has to be a standard to it...and that is why it includes the written law as the standard.

    now, nurses have other things they have to do...such as you can't refuse to give basic nursing care to a patient, you can't be addicted to drugs or alcohol, or use your position to defraud people...b/c you are in a position of great trust.
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    Well, if Im ever hospitalized in S. Cal I'll request you!
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    In this country you are free to do whatever you choose to do, as long as it's legal. Want to be a stripper and a nurse, go right ahead, we're in no position to judge you. But be careful what you post here.

    If it's legal, and it makes you feel good about either yourself, your financial situation, or both, then go right ahead and do it. Just don't mix the two and you should be fine.
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    Quote from ooottafvgvah
    I used to date a stripper (pleeeease don't judge me, it was years ago!) and I can attest to all this being 100% true. A lot of women think they'll just dabble a bit in it and get out once they've made the money. The problem is that it really is a horrible environment. This is all totally regardless of nursing or whatever your other job might be. Most of those poor girls have drug problems, and violence is not unheard of in these types of places. The clientelle are never guys you'd want to meet in an alley, and being in that type of place for any length of time can really hurt anyone.

    I'm judging you. O_O

    LOL I do have to agree. It is a dangerous job I think. But in the end if that is what you have to do that is what you have to do. Regardless of the legal stuff, I have to think about the patients. What if your patient saw your show, would he(or she) still respect you as a professional?
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    Quote from BabyLady
    The source you have listed didn't refer to things such as strippers and escorts and call girls.

    Stripping is legal...escorting is questionable and being a call girl isn't unless you live in Nevada.

    Indecent exposure....I guarantee that wasn't someone that was working as a stripper...more like someone that likes to expose themselves in public places to unwilling viewers...which is ALWAYS a crime.

    So far, I haven't seen anyone post anything that said that if you are a stripper, you can't work as a nurse or lose your license for it.

    I read the articles posted in great detail...they ALL refer to either a criminal conviction of some type, an addiction, defrauding an employer or patient, things of that nature.

    It appears that if you are engaging in behavior that is LEGAL, then it's your right to do it.

    Folks are reading too much into the "moral" part of the Nurse Practice Act...laws were originally based on the Biblical Scripture and then eventually expanded to things that are not really considered "moral" issues such as having to have your car inspected, get a driver's license, etc.

    So, the "spirit" of our legal system is that if you break a law, you have committed a crime against society, which is considered not "moral". ...otherwise..you can sit all day and argue what is moral vs not.

    There has to be a standard to it...and that is why it includes the written law as the standard.

    Now, nurses have other things they have to do...such as you can't refuse to give basic nursing care to a patient, you can't be addicted to drugs or alcohol, or use your position to defraud people...b/c you are in a position of great trust.
    While you do make a point you have to think about the people that are doing the judging. for example lets say it goes to the BON. What if the people there are really conservative? What if they are from the south(good ol' Bible Belt)? There are tons of What ifs'!
    I agree that what you do on your own time is up to you as long as its legal but the person deciding if you can stay at that employement or if you stay with your license or not might not have that same point of view.
    Last edit by chicookie on Feb 2, '09
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    My advice: Don't tell a soul that you are a stripper. Wear a mask if you can. If word gets out at work it will be too much drama. People will judge you.
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    Quote from chicookie
    While you do make a point you have to think about the people that are doing the judging. for example lets say it goes to the BON. What if the people there are really conservative? What if they are from the south(good ol' Bible Belt)? There are tons of What ifs'!
    I agree that what you do on your own time is up to you as long as its legal but the person deciding if you can stay at that employement or if you stay with your license or not might not have that same point of view.
    The Board of Nursing does not change it's policies on a whim. It's not the US Supreme Court where decisions are swayed and laws may change over the years depending if members are conservative or liberal.

    However, I would just like to see someone post a source where it specifically stated that the person was disciplined for something that was OTHER than illlegal activity or LEGAL activity that had NOTHING to do with their job.

    Substance abuse...that has everything to do with your job.

    Escorting...legal as long as you don't engage in sex (yes, we all know these are "fronts" for prostitution, but the fact is, you can still book ads in the yellow pages...even in the Bible Belt".

    Stripping...no prostitution (if that's all you are doing), and a perfectly legal activity.

    This is much different than refusing to perform care, I have seen nurses lose their license (per our state newsletter) for refusing to participate in a code, failing a drug test on the job, etc.....you don't get arrested if you fail a drug test, but it affects patient care. You don't get arrested for failing to participate in a code...but you sure as heck can lose your license because you can't just sit back and let someone die unless they are DNR.

    The BON, as I said in my post, has a standard of what they consider immoral behavior...99% of that rests with our legal system...the other 1% rests with things that affect patient care.

    Stripping...doesn't affect patient care.
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    Funny that you mention it. Ive given serious thought to stripping myself for extra money. I'm tired of being broke and figured I might as well use my perky rack for money while im still young!
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    Quote from RNbabe
    Funny that you mention it. Ive given serious thought to stripping myself for extra money. I'm tired of being broke and figured I might as well use my perky rack for money while im still young!
    Interesting attitude. However, what about the potential harmful environment? In addition, do you think such an activity is good for your mental health?


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