Working as a stripper AND a nurse - page 3

Hello everyone. I was wondering, is it detrimental to my job as an RN if I am also stripping on the side for additional money? Can I be fired for this? I know there are morality issues (for some) and... Read More

  1. by   1776patriot
    My advice: Don't tell a soul that you are a stripper. Wear a mask if you can. If word gets out at work it will be too much drama. People will judge you.
  2. by   BabyLady
    Quote from chicookie
    While you do make a point you have to think about the people that are doing the judging. for example lets say it goes to the BON. What if the people there are really conservative? What if they are from the south(good ol' Bible Belt)? There are tons of What ifs'!
    I agree that what you do on your own time is up to you as long as its legal but the person deciding if you can stay at that employement or if you stay with your license or not might not have that same point of view.
    The Board of Nursing does not change it's policies on a whim. It's not the US Supreme Court where decisions are swayed and laws may change over the years depending if members are conservative or liberal.

    However, I would just like to see someone post a source where it specifically stated that the person was disciplined for something that was OTHER than illlegal activity or LEGAL activity that had NOTHING to do with their job.

    Substance abuse...that has everything to do with your job. as long as you don't engage in sex (yes, we all know these are "fronts" for prostitution, but the fact is, you can still book ads in the yellow pages...even in the Bible Belt". prostitution (if that's all you are doing), and a perfectly legal activity.

    This is much different than refusing to perform care, I have seen nurses lose their license (per our state newsletter) for refusing to participate in a code, failing a drug test on the job, don't get arrested if you fail a drug test, but it affects patient care. You don't get arrested for failing to participate in a code...but you sure as heck can lose your license because you can't just sit back and let someone die unless they are DNR.

    The BON, as I said in my post, has a standard of what they consider immoral behavior...99% of that rests with our legal system...the other 1% rests with things that affect patient care.

    Stripping...doesn't affect patient care.
  3. by   RNbabe
    Funny that you mention it. Ive given serious thought to stripping myself for extra money. I'm tired of being broke and figured I might as well use my perky rack for money while im still young!
  4. by   GilaRRT
    Quote from RNbabe
    Funny that you mention it. Ive given serious thought to stripping myself for extra money. I'm tired of being broke and figured I might as well use my perky rack for money while im still young!
    Interesting attitude. However, what about the potential harmful environment? In addition, do you think such an activity is good for your mental health?
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    va: impact of criminal convictions on nursing licensure or ...

    [color=#0000cc]arizona professional licensing consequences - phoenix az attorney
    a nurse can have his/her license revoked or suspended if he/she commits a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

    public sexual indecency

    an allegation of public sexual indecency occurs when one intentionally or knowingly, in the presence of another that would reasonably be offended or alarmed by the act, engages in an act of sexual contact, oral sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or sexual contact between him/herself and an animal. if the offended person is a minor under the age of 15 years, the crime is charged as a class 5 felony. otherwise, this crime is a class 1 misdemeanor. a.r.s. 13-1403.
  6. by   klbinaug
    For everyone likening stripping to a crime, it's not. Stripping is legal. The tip to check with your state BON is a good one. Find out their stance on it. And find out the hospital's stance on holding a second job. I would not, however, come out and ask (they'll want to know what this other job is). And I agree that if your DON finds out, things may not go so well at the hospital. I don't think they could fire you, but as there are people who don't look at strippers in a very positive light, your peers could begin disrespecting you left and right. The choice is up to you, it's legal, but be careful who finds out.
  7. by   Magsulfate
    Quote from GilaRN
    Interesting attitude. However, what about the potential harmful environment? In addition, do you think such an activity is good for your mental health?
    It sounds like she is young and beautiful and doesn't really care if the guys look at her like she's a piece of meat. It is arguable that some strippers are just looking for more attention from men, albeit the WRONG kind of attention. We could go into the psychological aspect of why a woman chooses to be a stripper, but that is a whole other thread.

    I do agree that stripping would push the boundaries on the moral clause in most state's nursing practice laws.
  8. by   fuzzywuzzy
    I'd be paranoid about coworkers or patients recognizing me.

    Start telling everyone you have a twin sister?
  9. by   AHSG
    yuk, Understand the money, but it really goes against the nurse code
  10. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    How would you feel if your patients recognized you at work as the stripper ? Would that make you feel uncomfortable ? What if you walk in a patients room and say" Hi, I'm Sandy and I'm going to be your nurse today" and then he says" Oh I remember you, from the strip club last night" Then he may say " Can you do a little number for me right now?" How would this make you feel ?
    Its bad enough some male patients already look at us as sex objects, I just wouldn't want to give them any more reason to.
  11. by   ErraticThinker
    I'm a guy and I was a dancer/ go go boy/ whatever you want to call it in college and a shot boy too at some local gay bars. It was awesome money, i had a blast and met some really great people in the process.. some places are pretty sketchy, but I think if you were able to get through nursing school and work as an RN, then you probably have the common sense to be able to steer clear of potential trouble in that kind of environment. I've seen people get swept in, and a few had tried to get me into it the drugs and the umm "questionable" activities. I was there to dance, have some fun, make some money and then go home.

    I think it takes a special kind of person to be able to do it and stay reasonably well adjusted. I ignored most of the people watching me, and focused on the feeling brought on by the dancing, the music and a good rush from the exercise. To the OP, I'd say if you have fun doing it, keep doing it regardless of how people can judge. They probably don't understand the weird rush from being a performer. Cover your bases, and check your nurse practice act because yeah some do have morality clauses, but technically you're not doing anything illegal. I never really bought into that puritanical florence nightingale thought process that somehow being a nurse means you have to live like a nun.... or a priest in my case.
  12. by   Fiona59

    And judging by some the priests who have been in the media lately, you've probably led a more moral live than many.
  13. by   VegasSummers
    This may actually violate a professional code of conduct so check with your BON. I also remember when I was talking to the Nevada Board of Nursing they actually told me that they recommend my friends and I give up out partying/ clubbing/ dancing on tables ways after being an RN but I never actually looked into why this was necessary.