RN Claims to Be An LPN To Avoid Certain Tasks

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Specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager. Has 7 years experience.

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It has come to my attention that an RN  colleague of mine at work is purposely claiming to be an LPN so they can avoid certain tasks and having people ask them for help.  As a manager, I completely understand being overwhelmed by the number of requests other people have, but lying about one's licensure doesn't seem to be the best way of resolving this concern.  I wonder if they realize that others can look them up on the Board of Nursing website.  I'm sure there could be possible legal ramifications if problems were to arise.  Has anyone else ever encountered this, and, if so, how was it handled?

Wuzzie

4,646 Posts

Reduce her pay to that of an LPN. That should fix it,.

macawake, MSN

Has 14 years experience. 2,079 Posts

No SilverBells, I’ve never seen that happen. I don’t think you’ll find many posters who have. 

You seem to encounter a lot of ”unique” situations. A lot. 


Wuzzie’s suggestion will most likely solve the problem. 

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience. 1,572 Posts

2 hours ago, macawake said:

You seem to encounter a lot of ”unique” situations. A lot. 

Understatement of the year 😂

@SilverBells, good luck!

JBMmom, MSN, NP

Specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care. Has 10 years experience. 4 Articles; 1,931 Posts

Was this nurse initially hired as a LPN and subsequently finished her RN? Are you sure her employment status is that of RN? If so, then she should face discipline for this tactic. 

SilverBells, BSN

Specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager. Has 7 years experience. 861 Posts

12 hours ago, macawake said:

No SilverBells, I’ve never seen that happen. I don’t think you’ll find many posters who have. 

You seem to encounter a lot of ”unique” situations. A lot. 


Wuzzie’s suggestion will most likely solve the problem. 

LOL. I'm also a "unique" poster, so that's not too surprising 🤣😂

SilverBells, BSN

Specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager. Has 7 years experience. 861 Posts

13 hours ago, Wuzzie said:

Reduce her pay to that of an LPN. That should fix it,.

Hey, there you go...

SilverBells, BSN

Specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager. Has 7 years experience. 861 Posts

On 1/14/2022 at 12:51 PM, JBMmom said:

Was this nurse initially hired as a LPN and subsequently finished her RN? Are you sure her employment status is that of RN? If so, then she should face discipline for this tactic. 

She's always been an RN and was hired as one. 

Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience. 1 Article; 2,041 Posts

On 1/15/2022 at 11:59 AM, SilverBells said:

She's always been an RN and was hired as one. 

Then this person should be written up or fired for not doing the job they were hired to do, insubordination!

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience. 6,765 Posts

No nurse can "lying about one's licensure" . We are all held to the level of our  licensure. You need to report this to the BON.

 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 1,700 Posts

On 1/15/2022 at 12:59 PM, SilverBells said:

She's always been an RN and was hired as one. 

What does her name tag say?

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,481 Posts

21 minutes ago, londonflo said:

What does her name tag say?

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