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I think that if you are her supervisor, and she has continued to do it, she should be presented with what the legal consequences of her actions will/could be. As one poster said, someone they knew stopped the same thing after hearing that.
I also know someone who has said they are a nurse. Extremely crazy and drawn out story-she is my “step” cousin (her mother is married to my uncle). My uncle is an insurance agent, and she would receive a discount for being an RN, but he needed her license number. In my state, all licenses are verifiable online. Of course, she’s not on there. She had 100000 reasons for my uncle as to why her license (her name wasn’t even on the registry). She has lied about multiple other things, including a pregnancy she didn’t reveal until she was at the hospital delivering the baby.
So now she has told them she is a nurse practitioner in neonatology. I now live three hours away. Her “new job” is at the hospital where I did my clinicals, and did my capstone in the nicu/peds unit. I struggled for a few days with “do I call them?” I graduated almost seven years ago; it may not even be the same manager. However, I don’t want to seem like the crazy. And she may only be telling family that she is a nurse. My uncle is aware of her schemes, but her mother is oblivious. But, am I endangering other people by not reporting?? I would think she could not be working as a nurse, much less an NP, without providing a license number? There are some serious crazies out there.
Anyway, bottom line, if the CNA continues despite intervention, she needs to be reported to the state. She could be damaging the facility’s reputation.

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