I recently took the NCLEX in Tennessee. In order to see if I passed, I have been checking the TN Dept of health web site. Anyone can put in anybody's name to see if the person has a valid license. Along with license info, the site also lists adresses. The hospital where I am employeed requires our full name to be on our ID badges( they say it is a Joint Comission requirement). While most pts aren't a concern, sooner or later, everyone encounters a pt that you would not want to be able to find your address. Am I being unreasonable, or would anyone else be concerned about your address being available to anyone who wanted to find it?
Jul 2, '03
I think it's ridiculous and unsafe to list our names and addresses for public knowledge. An incident occurred with a nurse I know that caused that nurse to tape his last name so it would not be seen by his patients. Ever since he shared his story with me, I cover my own last name with smiley faces.
The staff will see my smiley faces covering my last name, and ask for my last name. Then, the unit clerks hang our nametags with first and last names on them in public view at the nurses station on a huge board with the room numbers of the patients each nurse cares for posted directly under that nurses name. If nurses will publicly post our first and last names, then...............I just don't understand that one.
Last edit by live4today on Jul 2, '03
Jul 2, '03
This was an interesting topic which was brought up with our states NSA and our states Nursing Assoc., this is something that is currently being discussed and hashed out w/ our fed. and state law makers, we could be waiting awhile..........we have a voice, let it be heard. Until this can be resolved I plan on giving a PO box, scarey though that some one could have that info right at their finger tips, you have the option also of using your employers address, I've seen that done..........we have a right to protect ourselves. :angel2:
Last edit by NicuNsg on Jul 2, '03