ETHICAL PROBLEMS: Off the record

April 2004 
Volume 34  Number 4
Pages 30 - 30
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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(4)             April 2004             p 30 Off the record [ETHICAL PROBLEMS: SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS]


Susan A. Salladay is director of The William Jennings Bryan Center for Excellence in Bioethics, BryanLGH Health System, Lincoln, Neb. Address your questions to: Ethical Problems, Nursing2004 , 323 Norristown Rd., Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002.

Can a nursing administrator ethically demand to see a nurse's school transcripts? The director of nursing (DON) at our community hospital recently asked RNs and LPNs for copies of school transcripts because she's concerned about fraud. Can she do this ?—E.M., N.Y.

Sounds to me as if she already has.

But I'm wondering why your DON wants this information. If she questions the validity of a nurse's license, she should check with the state board ...

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