Fake nursing/CNA licenses or what? - page 4

by Blackcat99

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I was curious about how much experience some of the CNA's and nurses at my LTC had so I looked up their licenses at the state board site. I found most of them at this site. However, some of the nurses and CNA's I looked up had... Read More


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    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    My state doesn't license CNA's, the CERTIFY them, therefore, looking them up on the BON website isn't going to find them
    Mine too. Wouldn't find a single CNA in the state on the BON's website. That, and many facilities do not require people to be certified to work in the nurse aide role. I know many of the hospitals in my city call them things like PCAs, PCTs, clinical assistants, etc. and many of the people working in these roles are not certified. You really don't need a certification to be able to take a blood pressure. I was never officially certified as a nurses' aide but worked as one during college. My clinical experience was sufficient to qualify me for the role.

    I seriously doubt that you have a great number of unlicensed personnel working in your facility. More likely, it's a spelling issue or a legal name issue. This thread reminds me of "Meet the Parents" for some reason when Robert DeNiro was searching all his CIA records for "Greg Focker" when his legal name was actually "Gaylord."
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    Right!!!!!!!!! Mind your own business..... What kind of person would look up that information??? How about volunteer your time instead of getting into your co workers business??
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    you need to also consider those CNA's who started working while they were in nursing school, but never actually finished nursing school. One clinical semester would have qualified them to work as CNA's so they would not be licensed.
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    Questioning 'a' coworker's credentials is not nosey. But sitting down to look up info on everyone on the schedule? Sounds like someone looking to cause trouble for anyone, they don't necessarily care who.
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    IIRC federal law only requires certification for nursing assistants working in skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes,LTC, etc...) but hospitals are free to train and use UAPs without such requirements.

    http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-01-00031.pdf

    As to license vs registration each state is different. Some states "license" others merely have a registry of those whom have completed the required course work and met various standards for certification. See: Certified Nurse Aide - New York State Department of Labor

    The main push behind the federal law was to have some sort of floor under UAP in terms of education, background and other standards. It also provides for ways familes,nursing home operators and so forth to check the background of a person holding themselves out as a nursing assistant. Presumably this was to address the safety concerns for the often very vunerable population nursing assistants are charged with as patients.
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    plain and simple. not sure why he/she would waste time looking up licences.
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    Honestly, I looked up one of my coworkers on the state BON. I did it because I think that she's an *ss and I wanted to see how long she's been a nurse because no one can get a consistent answer out of her. Anyway, I couldn't find her on the registry and I never told anyone. I left it alone, but I shake my head whenever I see her making incompetent decisions and/or arguing with the other nurses. Oh well.
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    Yea but looking up one if your coworkers and looking up all of your coworkers is a big difference.
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    Someone who is argumentative with their coworkers is sometimes masquerading as a nurse, CNA, etc. They sometimes know just enough to be dangerous.
    I know about a nurse who argued with her coworkers about everything. One day, the police came in and arrested her at the facility. She was not even a nurse and never had been. This happened at a place that I used to work for in Atlanta, back in the mid 80's.
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    Quote from KelRN215
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    I seriously doubt that you have a great number of unlicensed personnel working in your facility. More likely, it's a spelling issue or a legal name issue. This thread reminds me of "Meet the Parents" for some reason when Robert DeNiro was searching all his CIA records for "Greg Focker" when his legal name was actually "Gaylord."
    Ha - I wonder how close the "Circle of Trust" is at the OP's facility?

    On a nitpicking kind of note, I would suspect that the not just the OP's facility but nearly every LTC facility (and hospital for that matter), has a great number of unlicensed personnel (UAPs) working. Others, such as CNA's and rad techs, are certified and so technically, they too are unlicensed.
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