Nurse sleeping with coworker

  1. I work at a nursing home and one of my fellow nurses is sleeping with a male CNA on the job. Well I don't think they are having sex there but they are fooling around. Even in patients rooms. Could she lose her license for this???
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  3. by   ButterflyRN90
    Quote from mommasgirls
    I work at a nursing home and one of my fellow nurses is sleeping with a male CNA on the job. Well I don't think they are having sex there but they are fooling around. Even in patients rooms. Could she lose her license for this???
    If she's caught? She could be fired, but I don't think she'd lose her license, unless the patient is sleeping in their bed and both are fooling around with the patient there.
  4. by   dream'n
    I've seen this before unfortunately. Likely be prepared for much DRAMA in the workplace fairly soon. Keep your head down and stay out of it.
  5. by   matthewandrew
    Yes, please stay away and avoid the drama. But if it is compromising patient safety, it must be reported.


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  6. by   eeffoc_emmig
    None of your business. Leave it alone.
  7. by   OCNRN63
    ​Work more. Eavesdrop/gossip less.
  8. by   RNIBCLC
    Agree with PP. Chances are some other "nosy nancy" will report it anyway. Why get involved in the drama?? There will be plenty of gossip eventually. Stay out of it.
  9. by   toomuchbaloney
    Why do you care if she can lose her license?
    Are you thinking about reporting her?

    Are all nursing homes dysfunctional?
  10. by   duskyjewel
    I get so sick of the knee-jerk "none of your business." If they were in one of their bedrooms, it's none of your business. When they engage in sexual activities in patient rooms at MY WORKPLACE it becomes my business. If there is any way to report anonymously, go ahead, but you probably won't need to. If they're being so stupid, they'll get caught. Problem is, will admin do anything? If they're friends with the right people, the answer is no. The whole thing just sounds gross.
  11. by   caliotter3
    Any time you wanted some entertainment at a facility where I once worked, you could walk out to the parking lot on night shift and watch one of the nurses with her legs up in the air inside a car. She was well known. Since there were apartment buildings around the facility and parking lot, I imagine she provided entertainment for a lot of those people too. Nothing new about this type of activity.
  12. by   mommasgirls
    Not going to report her. I'm friends with her and just worried she's putting herself in a position that could get her in real trouble. No drama on my behalf. And no she doesn't do anything in front of patients.
  13. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from mommasgirls
    Not going to report her. I'm friends with her and just worried she's putting herself in a position that could get her in real trouble. No drama on my behalf. And no she doesn't do anything in front of patients.
    I understand your concern with her; however, the only thing you can do is be supportive yet objective if she comes to you with anything regarding the relationship.

    They are two consenting adults; unless something happens involving pt care, then at this time, there's nothing to report.
  14. by   jadelpn
    Hopefully in EMPTY patient rooms......

    They are not having sex, but are "fooling around"?!?!? Is there a difference if they get caught?

    Someone will see them and report them eventually. There was an incident I knew of that it was considered "sexual harrassment" as the discovering party was mortified. And no one wants that on their record over playing grab butt with a co-worker.

    My only concern would be if I were charge when the 2 of them are on and disappearing. Because then it could be an issue that if someone else catches them, it could be on you if you are in charge of the unit. And to have to deal with the impending drama, the spouses/s.o.'s (cause if they were not in other relationships they'd be doing all this at home) just a whole lotta nonsense.

    Excuse yourself from the drama/situation all together with your friend if you are not in a charge position. When you know nothing, see nothing, talk about nothing--then you do not need to involve yourself. "I really appreciate your friendship, but I can't talk about you and the CNA anymore. Ya'll are gonna get caught, and it is just a bad idea"

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