SIL seriously has a psychiatric issue - page 2

I was reading a recent thread on an MA who was saying she was a nurse, and this was brought up between me and my husband..... My sister in law has been telling our family for YEARS that she is a... Read More

  1. by   JBudd
    Quote from Magsulfate
    Anyway,, we were concerned about it to begin with because her husband (our husbands are all brothers) was telling our husbands that she got into big time trouble for writing scripts form this doctors office,, and she was caught at the pharmacy filling narcotics for herself. And she had their baby with them.
    How did she stay out of jail? Why on earth would that place let her stay employed?
  2. by   ozoneranger
    Quote from linzz
    my family and my spouse's family are both nuts, so we just have decided that a few short visits per year are enough. it just got to the point where every visit was just like an endurance test.

    anyway, i know how you feel.

    are we related?
  3. by   jackson145
    I was taught in NS that (for Indiana) it's only illegal to 'sign off' on things as a RN if you aren't. It isn't illegal to call yourself a nurse if you're, say, a MA. The instructor who told my class this had sat on the BON for 2 terms & I guess she knew what she was talking about.

    Remember, you have to allow yourself to be offended or annoyed.
    Just because a non-nurse calls themseves a nurse doesn't make you any less of a nurse.

    As far as one person's schooling being harder than another's, that's all individual opinion. What's hard for one might be easy for another.
    I was told horror stories about how difficult & challenging NS would be. I'm 2 weeks out from graduation & I can honestly say it's not been bad at all. It hasn't affected my sleep, stress level, or time with my kids. I did get a divorce during NS (now that was stressful), but only because he cheated-not really a NS issue.
  4. by   JBudd
    As has been said repeatedly, and quoted from various BONs, it is illegal to call yourself a nurse if you are not one. Your instructor may have sat on a BON, but all that means is she hasn't looked into it. The title "nurse" is protected by law.
  5. by   morte
    Quote from JBudd
    As has been said repeatedly, and quoted from various BONs, it is illegal to call yourself a nurse if you are not one. Your instructor may have sat on a BON, but all that means is she hasn't looked into it. The title "nurse" is protected by law.
    apparently not in all states.....this has been discussed before...
  6. by   JBudd
    I stand corrected. I thought it had made it to all 50 states, but according to the American Nurse's Association website:

    "Title "Nurse" Protection

    Background
    The intent of restricting use of the title "nurse" is to protect the public from individuals who are not licensed nurses, yet deceitfully lead the public to believe they are and able to provide services that only nurses are qualified to provide. A solution is to enact legislation amending the state nurse practice act. Nurse practice acts describe entry requirements, practice standards and codes of conduct with the intent of protecting the public against unethical, unscrupulous and incompetent practitioners. The regulation of nurses offers some assurance to the public that a nurse is competent to provide services in an effective and safe way. Restricting use of the title "nurse" to those who have satisfied the licensure requirements ensures protection the public deserves.

    Legislation Enacted to Date

    Twenty five states are known to have statutory protections for the title nurse: AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, ID, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WV, WI, WY
    __________________________________________________ ____________________________________

    So, only 25 states' BONs have put it in writing.
    Bowing out now.

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