liar liar - page 2

by MsKieshaRN

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I recently discovered that a friend of mine (or someone I concidered a friend) lied to me about being a registered nurse. She is actually a STNA on another unit. The thing that really bothers me is that she will call me in the... Read More


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    Yea.. I would be careful about this whole friendship deal.. My best friend of 15 years is seriously a pathological liar- i feel sorry for her but Ive basically had to cut her out of my life because her lies started causing trouble for me and my family. I have confronted her a million times but she still lies about EVERYTHING.. This girl may be nice and all but when you cant trust a thing that comes out of her mouth there's really no friendship.. About the nursing lie- it is illegal to impersonate a nurse.. You can report her to the BON and they will take action..
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    My daughter has a schoolmate who's mother told me she was a nurse. I asked RN or LPN? She is an MA. I told her you are not a nurse in a trying to be joking way. She is an obnoxiuous show off. She said yes I am, I do everything you do. She works at a family medicine office. I told her you may, I do not know, but if you are not licensed as an RN or LPN, then you aren't a nurse and that is it. She is a charming creature. She told a patient she visited on my unit who's backside hurt that she was given an IM injection by "some nurse who didn't know what she was doing." When the nurse told me about the complaint, I told her I knew exactly which visitor told the pt. that. This is a real pet peeve for me. If you want to be a nurse, then go to school and become one. Without the education, you haven't earned the title, plain and simple. The woman sounds like a liar and I'd stay clear.
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    I would end my friendship with this person, but don't make a big deal out of it--just make yourself unavailable.

    I've had my run ins with liars and the last two ended up being sociopaths and those are some people you don't want to get tangled up with.
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    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    I would end my friendship with this person, but don't make a big deal out of it--just make yourself unavailable.

    I've had my run ins with liars and the last two ended up being sociopaths and those are some people you don't want to get tangled up with.
    It is estimated that 1 in 25 people is a sociopath (taken from the book The Sociopath Next Door).
    One of the identifying characteristics of a sociopath (other than lying) are constant pleas for sympathy, in one way or another, and of course they are always the martyr.

    A liar can get you in a lot of trouble. I would just tell her since she lives in a world of make believe we can both have fun. Tell her you can be the MD and she can be the nurse...it likely won't phase her. She will realize she has been caught and it may fluster her for a very short while but then she will focus her attention on another unsuspecting person. Children lie, whether because of jealousy, inferiority complex, to get out of trouble, but and adult has usually grown out of it.

    I'd steer clear of this person.
    Last edit by Jo Dirt on Jan 31, '07
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    I think it is a self esteem issue for sure. Just act like you have always known she was an aide if you want to continue your friendship. Encourage her to go back to college and then try to limit your contact. What happens if you two ever start to work together- there could be very big problems then.
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    I've met and worked with some well trained and professional NA's - they have nothing to be embarrased about! Maybe she needs to be reassured of this - or she may just be a congenital liar.

    The good NA's are a delight to work with - I consider them my 'peers' - we just have different duties is all.
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    The scary thing about this post is that it is not an isolated incident. A lot of people who are not RN's or LPN's claim to be nurses.


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