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"Nurse" arrested for using stolen license

  1. 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 my older brother's.
    She lied to her family and friends for years.. Even her own mother thought she was a RN!
    Thankfully no one was harmed or killed because of her.
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  3. Visit  deltakappamu profile page
    #1 3
    WOW! That is crazy!!!!1

    How does one pull that off.. not once, but twice?!

    Did she even have a medical background at all? Like did she do anything else (aid, or ma) before she "became a nurse?"

    I am sorry that this happened. I can imagine how hard it would be to think you know someone, then you realize you really just have no idea!
  4. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
    #2 8
    Is that her mug shot? Because she looks pretty darned happy.
  5. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
    #3 12
    Of course the hospital would say patient care was not compromised, but I say POPPYCOCK.

    They just got lucky that no harm is apparent. Like a ripple of a drop of water spreads out, any teaching or misleading information she gave may have lasting consequences.

    Dang, felicia.
  6. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #4 10
    I have worked for employers who would not let one start work until all background checks were complete. One even dragged it out for four months. I would think a better vetting process would have already been in place. It took too long for them to figure it out.
  7. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
    #5 7
    Quote from WKShadowRN
    I say POPPYCOCK.

    Really? Poppycock? Why can I picture you actually saying that?

    My new word, I think.


    Yeah....this lady is a screwball for sure, though.
  8. Visit  NurseQT profile page
    #6 6
    I guess she worked as a unit clerk at various hospitals, all the while telling her family and friends that she was working as a nurse.
    She was still on orientation when she was found out. The other nurses working with her began to get suspicious when she was unable to perform basic nursing skills. The place she was hired at first was a LTC facility, I've heard from people who worked with her and they all said the same thing, that she was very unprofessional and never seemed to complete any of her tasks.
    Sadly, she is continuing to claim that she is a RN as is her husband!
  9. Visit  Workitinurfava profile page
    #7 0
    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.
  10. Visit  Ecs268 profile page
    #8 9
    But she did stay at a holiday inn for at least one night.....(remember the commercial)
  11. Visit  vanilla bean profile page
    #9 16
    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.
    Really? You admire her will to want to be a nurse? There is nothing admirable about what she did.
  12. Visit  TriciaJ profile page
    #10 9
    Quote from WKShadowRN
    Of course the hospital would say patient care was not compromised, but I say POPPYCOCK.

    They just got lucky that no harm is apparent. Like a ripple of a drop of water spreads out, any teaching or misleading information she gave may have lasting consequences.

    Dang, felicia.
    That is typical management-speak. "Yup, we were right on it." No they weren't. I wonder how many real nurses voiced their concerns and got blown off before some sentinel event triggered an investigation. "Patient care wasn't affected" just means no one actually died yet. If patient care truly wasn't affected, then we don't really need to be nurses, do we?
    Last edit by TriciaJ on Oct 16, '16 : Reason: punctuation
  13. Visit  ®Nurse profile page
    #11 2
    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.
  14. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
    #12 8
    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.
    You did not just say you "admire" her did you?

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