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Well, I promised to let you know what the outcome was, so here it is:
She changed her LinkedIn page and removed the claim that she was a nurse (she now states that she is a health screener), as well as removing claims that she was a nurse from her Facebook page - so I suspect that the BON may have contacted her.
However, I still don't have exact specifics on the outcome of things, since neither our employers nor the BON has any obligation to inform me as to the outcome of their investigations. I do know the following:
We work for at least 5 different employers.
I have been informed by other nurses that two of our employers fired her for this - these were the same employers whose legal departments contacted me right away to thank me for informing them of her claims to be a nurse - and both these companies sent out memos reminding all of us to never claim credentials that we don't have.
Two other employers "counseled" her - and I know this because they told me directly that they did - and they also told me that I was not the first person to complain about her.
And finally - one of our employers apparently did nothing to her - but instead fired ME for filing a complaint against her!
Today I am pretty depressed about being fired for complaining about her claiming she was a nurse (when she wasn't) - as I had great performance reviews and a perfect attendance record and had never been disciplined or reprimanded - so never dreamed I would be fired this morning.
Also, even during this entire process, I continued to treat her with courtesy and respect and remained professional - unlike her.
When she was "counseled" over her behavior - she threw a fit and went on a rant blaming everyone under her, rather than take responsibility for her actions.
I am so sorry you are experiencing this
....I know I tried to warn you about making choices and consequences......that it isn't always the best thing to have to be right.
Here's the deal........life isn't fair. You can only be responsible for your actions. You can't "make" someone a better person if they don't want to be a better person.
Taking the high road....doing the right thing....doesn't mean it doesn't come with consequences. Doing the right thing is usually the difficult path.....and one that will usually get you fired.....but you have to make a choice. You, made a choice. The right path is usually a lonely path with consequences.....you have to make a choice.
Is doing the right thing worth the price you may pay....? Hospitals, employers, don't want hero's they want quiet followers. Is your choice for doing the right thing affecting someone favored? Obviously it did. Will it cost your employer money in fines? Will it place them under the microscope for public accrediting agencies? Are you.......a bigger thorn in their side than you are worth? I commend you for taking the high road......but being the good guy is lonely sometimes.
I have taken the high road once or twice....each time paying a price. I too had evaluations that claimed I walked on water. Was I asked to leave? Yes.......with a severance package. Was it worth the price? Yes. Did I know a head of time that it would not be beneficial to me? Yes. Would I do it again? Yes. For when I choose to stick my neck out.....it is for a really good reason. Did things change as a result? Yes.
I have to look at myself in the mirror. I am the only person standing at the pearly gates when I die. I do what is right in my heart and what is right for me and my family. I have to live with myself and the consequences of my actions.
I am sorry you are going through this...I wish you the very best!