i was really curious, is it ever enforced? so i looked on my state website to see if anyone has actually been prosecuted for using the title nurse. this is what i found. it is public record for all to see but i still have removed their city of residence as well as their last names.
shannon h, unlicensed
practicing nursing without a license in violation of t.c.a. 63-7-103 and
t.c.a. 63-7-112. no person shall use the title "nurse", assume such titles or use such words, letters or signs to indicate that this person is a licensed professional nurse.
assessed $29,500.00 in civil penalties, plus cost
cordell hull building, 3rd floor
425 fifth avenue north
nashville, tn 37247
ann o. unlicensed
violation: any person who holds a license to practice practical nursing under this
chapter shall, during the effective period of such license, be entitled to
use the title "nurse," assume such titles or use such abbreviation "l.p.n."
no other person shall assume such titles or use such abbreviation or any
other words, letters or signs to indicate that the person using the same is
a licensed practical nurse.
assessed $23,000.00 in civil penalties, plus costs