"Nurse" arrested for using stolen license - page 2

Nurse at Reedsburg medical center used fake RN credentials, officials say | Channel3 Madison this just blows me away.. Sadly I've known this lady for over 20 years, her husband is a friend of... Read More

  1. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    I admire her will to want to be a nurse and not really be a nurse. Too bad she didn't do it the right way.
    She didn't do it any way. She just committed fraud. Would you admire someone who impersonated a police officer? A doctor? An architect? There's a reason professions require credentials.
  2. by   la_chica_suerte85
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    I admire her will to want to be a nurse and not really be a nurse. Too bad she didn't do it the right way.

    Admire.....I do not think it means what you think it means.
  3. by   Orca
    Quote from Workitinurfava
    I admire her will to want to be a nurse and not really be a nurse. Too bad she didn't do it the right way.
    She has pretty much assured that this will never happen by practicing without a license (or training). I can't imagine any state nursing board allowing her to sit for the licensing exam when she engaged in fraudulent practice.

    There is nothing admirable about this. Would you admire my will to be a doctor if I just opened up an office and started seeing patients without a license?
  4. by   RhondaRN72
    Patient care was never compromised. Okay!
  5. by   SouthernBelle85
    The OP explained that she wasn't able to do the basic nursing skills. A LPN/LVN can do the basic nursing skills and more. Plus LPNs can work in some hospital settings.
  6. by   SouthernBelle85
    Quote from ®Nurse
    One poster made the comment that the impersonator worked in the position of a unit clerk. Could it possibly be that she was an LPN/LVN (nurse) who impersonated an RN?

    I don’t know the skills mix in the hospitals of that region.

    Where I live, it is highly feasible to have an LVN at the monitor, or working as a ward clerk, because the RN’s are the only ones who are assigned to patients in the hospital settings.
    I meant to quote this for my previous post.
  7. by   NurseQT
    No, she wasn't a LPN, never even took the CNA course. The extent of her schooling was one medical term. class.
  8. by   msufan3710
    Insane that that this actually worked. One of the hospitals that I have worked for seemed to probe everything in my life.
  9. by   blueskies469
    I've read in other reports that she went to nursing school but either never sat for NCLEX or didn't pass it.
    This is a case in identity theft. The facilities did the appropriate background checks and the reason she got passed it is cuz there is a REAL RN with the name she used to apply in Wisconsin. I believe it is the real person who discovered her credentials being used elsewhere.
  10. by   NurseQT
    She never went to nursing school. She claimed she graduated from the Madison tech college with an associates and then completed her bachelors at UW-Madison. Neither school has any record of her attending EXCEPT for the med. term. class at the tech college.
    And she wasn't found out by the person whose credentials she stole, that nurse didn't even know until she was contacted. It was the hospital who figured it out.
    She has multiple felony charges filed against her, haven't heard anything new on this and her husband (whose a friend of my brother's and mine) had been silent since the news story first came out..
  11. by   Extra Pickles
    every place I've worked has had a drug dosage calculation test or medication test of some sort as part of the hiring deal. One place gave it to me the day I interviewed, if I didn't get the answers correct the interview would have been cancelled! other places have had it as part of the orientation process. never have been let onto the floor without that being done. Is this hospital loosey-goosey with regulations?
  12. by   Steffy44
    Quote from ®Nurse
    One poster made the comment that the impersonator worked in the position of a unit clerk. Could it possibly be that she was an LPN/LVN (nurse) who impersonated an RN?

    I don’t know the skills mix in the hospitals of that region.

    Where I live, it is highly feasible to have an LVN at the monitor, or working as a ward clerk, because the RN’s are the only ones who are assigned to patients in the hospital settings.
    Wow I work on a med surg floor and our LPNs are assigned patients.
  13. by   not.done.yet
    Sadly this is not all that uncommon. The Texas BON has a page dedicated to this, showing the pictures of the individuals and where they have been working. Most are cases of identity theft or forged licenses or a license that was revoked in another state but has not caught up with them here yet.

    I would think online verification of a license makes this much harder to perpetrate than in days of paper licenses, but somehow it still does happen.

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