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"Wellness Nurse" - but not a NURSE position.

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Specializes in Acute Care. Has 7 years experience.

In. most states, if not all, it is. If I were you, I would make the BON aware of this and let them decide what, if anything, to do about it.

NurseyPoo7

Specializes in Acute Care. Has 7 years experience.

This position is in Delaware. I found this online :

DelawareSection 1. 1920, Title 24, Delaware Code (2010)

(d) Only registered nurses shall use the title nurse, the abbreviation of "R.N." or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a registered nurse. "Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the use of title and abbreviation for advanced practice nurses is authorized in accordance with the following:

(1) Only Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists may use that title, the abbreviation 'CRNA' or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

(2) Only Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners may use that title, the abbreviation 'CRNP' or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Certified Nurse Practitioner.

(3) Only Certified Registered Nurse Midwives may use that title, the abbreviation 'CNM' or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Certified Nurse Midwife.

(4) Only Clinical Nurse Specialists may use that title, the abbreviation 'CNS' or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a Clinical Nurse Specialist."

Section 2. Amend 1920, Title 24, Delaware Code, by adding to subsection (d), after the phrase "that title,", the phrase "the title 'nurse', ", and by further adding to subsection (g) after the phrase "that title,", the phrase "the title 'nurse',".

Only licensed practical nurses shall use the title nurse, the abbreviation of "L.P.N." or any other words, letters, signs or figures indicating that the person using the same is a licensed practical nurse.

classicdame, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

agree with elkpark. Send the link to the BON.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I found the same on the ANA website....they should be reported.:madface:

Edited by Esme12

GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR. Has 53 years experience.

unquestionably, the bon in your state is the proper entity to handle this issue.

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Send it to the BON. A CNA is not a nurse, nor is a CNA competent for this role. That place is going to get what they pay for if they hire someone who is unqualified for the position.

looks like somebody got the message-- this is what i found when i went to the link:

job requirements

as the wellness nurse at fenwick island, the following is required:

education/training: graduate of an approved school of nursing; current state license to practice as a licensed practical nurse.

experience: a minimum of one year’s experience in related nursing position is preferred.

maybe it was just an error when the it guy made the post on the website.

MomRN0913

Specializes in ICU.

looks like somebody got the message-- this is what i found when i went to the link:

job requirements

as the wellness nurse at fenwick island, the following is required:

education/training: graduate of an approved school of nursing; current state license to practice as a licensed practical nurse.

experience: a minimum of one year’s experience in related nursing position is preferred.

maybe it was just an error when the it guy made the post on the website.

i was going to say..... everything looked kosher here.......

probably was the it guys mistake. i think this might be the facility one of my friends friends runs.......

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

It looks fine. It is a nursing position, it's just that they threw in the "perform CNA duties when required" into the description.They do state that you need to have a nursing license and the duties are legit for a nurse.

Creamsoda, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Unless I missed something, but its a licensed practical nurse position. Whats wrong with the ad?

I have worked with and for, at least some people, who took great liberty with the "rules", and could not understand why anyone would be concerned, so I would assume that the change came about due to a complaint.

I read the ad and this position is a nurse position. The applicant must be an LPN. I'm not sure why they added the part about preforming CNA duties. Maybe they've had previous applicants/employees that mistakenly thought that patient care wasn't part of the job description.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

looks like somebody got the message-- this is what i found when i went to the link:

job requirements

as the wellness nurse at fenwick island, the following is required:

education/training: graduate of an approved school of nursing; current state license to practice as a licensed practical nurse.

experience: a minimum of one year’s experience in related nursing position is preferred.

maybe it was just an error when the it guy made the post on the website.

ha! it really did change.....

it really bugged me......so i reported them to monster, the companies headquarters and the delaware bon. i sent the bon the job by e-mail. it probably has nothing to do with me but, who says you can't affect change......:smokin:

Ev1987

Specializes in LTC/Rehab. Has 4 years experience.

It sounds like an LPN job to me. If I am correct, there are times when even nurses must perform the duties of a CNA when required.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

It sounds like an LPN job to me. If I am correct, there are times when even nurses must perform the duties of a CNA when required.

The job app online has changed since yesterday's post.

The job posting has been changed since the OP first posted the link -- it was originally titled "Wellness Nurse," but the specifics requirements originally said that the person needed to be a CNA, not an LPN. That was the original concern.