Person impersonates nurse 27 years before she was caught. - page 3
by P_RN 15,557 Views | 46 Comments Senior Moderator
She even taught in an LPN program.... Read More
- 12Oct 15, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!Quote from samadams8....but it was her DREAAAAAAM!!!!LOL, impersonator or not; what was she thinking? 27 years? LOL. She couldn't figure out that there were less stressful and annoying ways to make a living?
OK, I am being facetious. It's insane that someone would do this without appropriate education. What's more, how in the world did she do it? I feel like each position I have held had pretty thorough checks on everything--that is short of strip-searches and DNA testing.
- 5Oct 15, '12 by RNsRWeQuote from CT PixieSo....would that be a job requiring one to have an RN license (and that's what she was faking) or an LPN one ( and THAT was what she was faking?). I believe that was sapphire's question. She did hold jobs since 1985 as a "nurse", but it's unclear in what capacity.She was teaching at an LPN program as a lab coordinator.
"..... Her position was lab coordinator for licensed practical nursing........"
Me, I hate the idea that she was in a position to TEACH anyone at all.
And y'know, I see checking on licensure as such a fundamental task when credentialling a new hire...and when it comes up for re-creds, no one ever gives me a hard time when I ask for documentation.
The only way this can happen, from what I'm seeing in this sketchy story, is that NO ONE was doing this most basic of job functions --that is, basic checking of credentials. In which case, there are a NUMBER of people who should have their heads on platters, not just the one who pulled off the scam. How about the ones who LET her pull it off by not doing an adequate job of verification?
- 0Oct 15, '12 by CT PixieI can't speak for any other state but in Connecticut, in order to teach in any capacity in an LPN program, one must be an RN (and have a Masters degree or enrolled in a Masters program).
I do agree, the article does not specify whether she was claiming to be an RN or LPN, its pretty vague. Regardless, like you, I don't like the idea of her teaching anyone.
- 2Oct 15, '12 by sharpeimom GuideI agree that there are holes in the story.
I learned the story behind a local woman's speedy and unplanned "retirement" recently. Her dad had been a
surgeon at the local hospital for many decades and she graduated from nursing school and went to work at our hospital. She worked, through the decades, in OB, ICU, and in OR. She held supervisory positions.
The years passed and her parents died. She married. She worked, giving any drug her patient had been ordered. She volunteered with the YW, the Red Cross, and her church. She went to several mercy missions to Haiti.
She worked part of the week and was given a retirement party.
It seems that while she had graduated from a BSN program, despite taking the NCLEX several times, she never
passed, and worked almost 50 years without ever holding a nursing license.
Appalling and sad.
- 0Oct 15, '12 by CP2013The affidavit states the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation did confirm the licensing numbers Lollis used were not hers and that she was never issued a nursing license.
Read more: SLED: Upstate nurse practices without license for 27 years | Anderson - WYFF Home
This is ridiculous. For 27 years no one realized she was using fake license numbers?!