I met someone today at a friend's house who said, "I've gotta get back to work. I work at (name of facility). I'm a nurse." I replied with, "oh, I was told you were a nurse's aide." She said, "no, I'm a nurse." I left it at that but I know two different people have said before that this person works as an aide and tells people she's a nurse. By the way, she didn't know that I am a nurse.
When I got home, I looked her up on our State Board's site and she is not listed there and neither is any name close to hers. My state is one of the states that says it's illegal to call yourself a nurse if you do not hold a license as RN or LPN.
Another thing...this friend we were both visiting has the flu. I had gone there to pick up their child so they could rest. While we were there, she told the friend, "make sure you take that Z-Pak I brought you." The friend looked at me and said, "(name of doctor) told me not to take a Z-Pak". So I said, "that's because it's for bacterial infections and the flu is viral". This nurse imposter said, "we give it all the time where I work to our patients with the flu". The sick friend said, looking at me, "so the flu is a virus and not a bacteria". I said, "right, but if you end up with something like a sinus infection secondary to the flu, it may work for that". Sooooooooo, the other thing this woman did today is dispense prescription medication (that she probably stole from work) without a license.
Would you let these two things go or would you do something?