If you are not a nurse, do NOT use the title, please - page 15

I'm starting a blanket thread, rather than doing individual posts like I have been the last few days, because this might get some people's attention better. The word "Nurse" is a legally protected... Read More

  1. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from StudentNurseJai
    ----snipping superfluous stuff---- Have a great evening!

    Buh-Bye.
  2. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    Just to play the devil's advocate...
    I could pull a nurse's name and picture off twitter and use it to create an account here. I'm not saying that's the case with "Jody", but it is a possibility.
    You're a good devil's advocate! But for such a thing, I believe greater intellectual ability (and a better motive than to simply irritate us) would likely be required.

    Nah. She is who we think she is. The comment about researching all her guns, and gun permits, though, does sound a bit threatening.....
  3. by   sharpeimom
    Late to the party as usual, but here I am. I'll 'fess up that the avatar is really me ... or is it? Hmmm...

    I don't neatly categorize because after I suddenly an expectedly became permanently disabled, I didn't renew my nursing license. I had attained a BSN and a MSN and had been accepted to a NP program which was to begin about six weeks after I became disabled.
    I had passed what used to be referred to as state boards with a respectable score.

    Was I no longer entitled to call myself a nurse because I was no longer physically able to preform my psych nurse duties or because I had allowed my license to lapse? Both, of course. Do I still think of myself as a nurse? You'd better believe it! Do people still ask me nursing-type questions? Oh yeah. But because the word "nurse" is a protected term, I wouldn't use it here in my username.
  4. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from RNsRWe
    Nah. She is who we think she is. The comment about researching all her guns, and gun permits, though, does sound a bit threatening.....
    And anyone, including her school, could remove her for her, um, "conduct" on this site; heck, and anyone that found her could do so, probably find her school, and politely tell her dean about this post...
  5. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from sharpeimom
    Late to the party as usual, but here I am. I'll 'fess up that the avatar is really me ... or is it? Hmmm...

    I don't neatly categorize because after I suddenly an expectedly became permanently disabled, I didn't renew my nursing license. I had attained a BSN and a MSN and had been accepted to a NP program which was to begin about six weeks after I became disabled.
    I had passed what used to be referred to as state boards with a respectable score.

    Was I no longer entitled to call myself a nurse because I was no longer physically able to preform my psych nurse duties or because I had allowed my license to lapse? Both, of course. Do I still think of myself as a nurse? You'd better believe it! Do people still ask me nursing-type questions? Oh yeah. But because the word "nurse" is a protected term, I wouldn't use it here in my username.
    And I'm sure you KNOW that not a single person here would deny you using something like RetiredNurse or UsedtabeNurse, LOL, whatever you wanted to use, because I think I can speak for so many of us: once a nurse, always a nurse. But first BE a nurse! When I talk about legalities in using the title, I'm not talking about checking to see if the REAL nurse renewed her license correctly, or if she has some CEUs to do....I'm talking about those who have never held a nursing license declaring that they have, and do.

    Anyway.....DisabledNurse.....CrustySeniorBat, lol......you're still on my team
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Professionalism is one of the by-words here at AN. As this multipage thread has deteriorated despite admin redirect, we will give one more warning to get back on target.
  7. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from LadyFree28
    And anyone, including her school, could remove her for her, um, "conduct" on this site; heck, and anyone that found her could do so, probably find her school, and politely tell her dean about this post...
    And those who yell the loudest about how unfair the world treated them are usually the reason for the treatment in the first place...
  8. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Professionalism is one of the by-words here at AN. As this multipage thread has deteriorated despite admin redirect, we will give one more warning to get back on target.
    Hey, I just did a TOTALLY on topic post
  9. by   RNsRWe
    AND on that original topic.....does someone here have a quick/easy link to a list of States that do have this legislation in place? Would be good to know which ones need some work!
  10. by   Esme12
    To put this thread back on topic.

    Nurses for years has fought for title recognition. While other health professionals have had legal protection nurses have not. Historically anyone could claim they are a nurse...The ANA is fighting hard to ensure title nurse protection passes in al states. Many of the state have criminal prosecution for those who call themselves a nurse unless they are licensed as a nurse and graduated from an accredited school.

    As per the Terms of Service of this site it is prohibited for anyone to to use a titla in which they do not possess.
    Using Professional Titles:

    Members cannot call themselves by professional titles, if they do not hold that title. ie. Members cannot call themselves "doctor, Dr., RN, LPN, LVN, Nurse,CNA, RT, MA" etc, unless they are actually licensed and/or certified as such a thing.
    We try to keep up but with over 700,000 members it is difficult. Please use the report button if you feel someone is not a nurse and using a title.

    http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCate...-Language.html

    http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/State/Legislative-Agenda-Reports/State-TitleNurse


    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 9, '14
  11. by   PixieRN14
    Quote from StudentNurseJai
    That still doesn't make it my real name, and btw I don't have to hide or be afraid of being me. I have sufficient protection! Jody Abrams
    I am not trying to pick, but just a word of caution. I live in an area with two major hospitals. I know both do an audit of potential employees online activity. Don't post anything that you would not personally tell a future employer.
  12. by   LoriBSN2b
    Finally!!!! Something to ease my nearly insurmountable boredom on this Sunday afternoon after spending the day studying for my Community Nursing test for when I am a real nurse, which I am not. *Popcorn*
  13. by   psu_213
    Quote from StudentNurseJai
    It's sad that you so-called real Nurses have all this time on your hands to search all over sites that people can clearly put any info they want on. Just as you scary ones have. I have nothing to be afraid of and I've said nothing for a school or employer to be concerned about. I started off by saying I would change my username out of respect and have done just that. But you old bats are still haggling me. .
    That aside, you are missing the point. People are able to look up your personal information and (apparently) views on a whole bunch of issues. When your school calls you in to explain yourself just saying "you just have way too much time on your hands" is not going to be much of an "excuse" to prevent disciplinary action. That reasoning is not going to help you get a job when a potential employer does a search for what type of person just applied for that GN job.

    I have neither the time, energy, nor interest to search for your twitter and instagram accounts. However, other seem to. And schools will. So will hospital HR departments. And it can come back to bite you. Even though your Twitter may appear squeaky clean, they may not like what it has to say. What if they come back and peruse your posts on here? So maybe it's sad if someone spends their Sunday searching for a total strangers accounts. But it's been done, and other, more important people will do it as well.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Mar 15, '14 : Reason: removing inappropriate content

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