nicket07 700 Views
Joined: Mar 27, '13;
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Google her name, address, phone, her husband's name, and check facebook, and any other site. If she does lie about having a nursing license, she'll be prosecuted in the end. And if she is a licensed nurse, and lies under oath, or on court documents, that's grounds to have her license revoked by the BON,
She could be a travelling nurse from another state, but do they have 10 year assignments? Did she list her employer? If yes, call there to ask to speak to her, using a blocked number so she can't determine whether you are trying to do recon on her.
You would not be crossing a legal line by just calling and saying, "May I speak to Susie X?" and if she answers hanging up!
Did you check BOTH RN and LPN/LVN? Both are considered 'nurses'. Are advance practice nurses (Nurse Practitioners for example) licensed differently in AZ?
I very rarely give the advice to contact a lawyer. Well, if this is bothering you that much and/or this is the case cracker, I would contact your lawyer. He could research the issues--i.e. in AZ is it against the law to misrepresent yourself, does she have a license in AZ or somewhere else, does a misrepresentation of her occupation somehow influence the case, etc?
I am wondering if the database includes previous licensures or just currently licensed nurses. Could she have let her license expire? Although that doesn't negate the current misrepresentation, it might explain why she used that experience...
That is really unfortunate best of luck to you!
another option is that the individual could have a license under a different name. In TX we are obliged to notify the Board of name changes, but I know that is not always done quickly. I think you are wise to check up on this individual.
Like all things 'licensure-related', this varies by state. In Tx, "nurse" is a protected title. You cannot use it unless you are either an RN or LVN. Violators (using the title) are given a cease-and-desist order & failure to do so will result in more severe civil penalties. However, if anyone misrepresents themselves as a nurse in a clinical setting (with patients), it becomes a criminal offense.
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