Maybe I have a lax conscious, but it wouldn't bother me. If she were saying, "I don't remember how to do CPR. I hope my patient doesn't code!" ...that would bother me more.
You really don't forget, if you've ever done it. Yeah, there are changes to it constantly. But that just means next year they will say what they taught you now is wrong. Some require it updated every year and others every two years. Being a little late taking the class again probably won't hurt.
This is horrible. Lots of research from both AHA and ARC show that people, including health care professionals, forget more than half of what they learn in a CPR class within 6 months. She absolutely needs to be reported. Don't you have to submit your current BLS card when you reapply for your nursing license? I know that you do to maintain your paramedic credentials.
Ventmommy, in my state we just need to put our continuimg education hours, which could theoretically be a BLS course. I believe the reason could be current BLS is considered more important and deficiencies more likely caught by surveyors than by random audits done by the BON. Although I'm not familiar with the survey process firsthand, I'm very familiar with urgent calls received by myself and coworkers as survey time gets near.
As far as the nurse here I'd have serious concerns about the apparent kick she gets from skirting the rules and judgement in bragging about it to a coworker, although in this case the ultimate benefit will be to the patient, because even a sloppy agency would need to act on a report like that from the OP.