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    MO - Taney County, MO, Woman Charged With Masquerading As Registered Nurse:

    A woman who posed as a Registered Nurse for two years is in big trouble with the law.

    Lori Lynn Aydt, 38, of Ridgedale, worked for Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson from June 2007 through June of this year.

    The problem is she didn't have a nursing license.

    http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2009/10/taney-county-woman-charged-with_20.html
    Last edited by Kathee; 10-21-2009 at 11:17 PM.
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    I wonder if she actually sent to nursing school but didn't take or didn't pass her boards. Just wonderin'....at least that's not quite as scary as the thought of her not going to nursing school. <shudder>
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppyfrog View Post
    I wonder if she actually sent to nursing school but didn't take or didn't pass her boards. Just wonderin'....at least that's not quite as scary as the thought of her not going to nursing school. <shudder>
    It said she was a "Graduate Nurse" so Im assuming that indeed means she went to Nursing school & just never took the boards or passed them?
    This is a HUGE problem here in Florida with fake nurses & doctors .You see alot too even with CNA's and other allied health professions .......especially Phlebotomy as Florida doesnt require certification so you have people saying they are Phlebotomists and they are not! Worse with our lax laws regarding teaching credentials people can teach Phlebotomy or CNA or just about anything(RN prep exam classes led by non RN's etc)yet not be qualified to do either!
    Expect more of these stories ..........people are desperate for work & places are desperate to hire & theres a boom (at least where I live)of sketchy "health schools" offering fast training for a huge fee!
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    Does the place hiring these "fake" nurses and doctors not check with the state beforehand? That's crazy!
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    Input please!!

    I received this nice little email from Ms. Aydt's attorney today.

    Is there really a difference in posing and masquerading? I think not.

    Would love to hear what my fellow WS's think. I don't mind going to court and letting a jury decide the verbage!

    Oh, FYI ,my stepdaughter and I have H1N1 and I feel like CRAP!!!

    SF, I haven't forgtten about LB & CB......I will get something up when I feel better. Sorry for the delay!

    I was just hired as the crime reporter for a weekly publication here, The Ozark Sentinel. They are standing behind me.


    Dear Sir or Madam:

    You stated in your publication (blog) that my client, Lori Aydt "Masqueraded" as a registered nurse.

    If this is a true statement, please provide me with the source and who actually stated that she "Masqueraded" as a RN.

    If you simply made up this language for your blog reporting, then it is considered false and malicious reporting, in which case you may be subjected to a defamation-of-character lawsuit and possible money damages.

    Please advise your source immediately. Otherwise, if there is no source and you simply made up this language, then I will settle for a simple retraction and apology on the same web-site/blog.

    Barney Naioti
    Attorney At Law
    LawBranson@aol.com


    My Response to Mr. Naioti:


    Mr. Naioti,


    The press release from Skaggs hospital states that your client did/or does not have credentials to practice as a Registered Nurse, or any nurse for that matter.


    If you would like to communicate further with me my phone number is 417-224-1897.


    I will be sure to add your concerns to my publication.

    Regards,
    Kathee Baird

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    Oh, good grief! Masquerading and posing and pretending are all the same. What an idiot and/or bully that attorney seems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Oh, good grief! Masquerading and posing and pretending are all the same. What an idiot and/or bully that attorney seems!
    AGREED!
    Keep your head up Kathee!! Id think her lawyer has ALOT more to worry about than what 'verbage' you used on your blog!I think maybe somebody is sitting home googling herself,not liking what she finds & running to her lawyer & crying to make them make the mean people stop!Wah!!!!

    She said,for all intensive purposes,she was an R.N.She was titled R.N,held an R.N position & was paid an R.N salary ALL WHILE NOT BEING AN R.N! If thats not "masquerading" I dont know what is!!!!!!!!!!
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    They mean the same thing. The attorney seems to have a lot of extra time on his hands! How about focusing on his client.

    My daughter is a nurse and she couldn't start her job until she had her license in hand. I think many hospitals are going to this so they can avoid a situation like this. Something else I just thought of, but my daughter has told me that she has to write her license number on all her paperwork, so what number did this woman use? I can think of a few more words that describe this woman.


    This woman, and her attorney, have bigger issues than someone on the Internet telling it like it is. If I were a former patient of hers, and I had any problems at all, I'd be seeing an attorney.

    If this person kept bothering me, I'd see my own attorney. lol




    pose 1 (pz)

    3. To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is.



    2. masquerade - pretend to be someone or something that you are not; "he is masquerading as an expert on the internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"
    personate, pose, impersonate - pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"

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    The page linked to in the original post is not there anymore.
    I did find this article however:

    http://www.kspr.com/news/64756232.html

    Police say a woman pretended to be a licensed nurse for two years at a Branson hospital. Thirty-eight-year-old Lori Aydt is charged with impersonating a licensed professional and felony stealing.
    How are the words "pretended" and "impersonating" different from "masquerading" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VespaElf View Post


    She said,for all intensive purposes,she was an R.N.She was titled R.N,held an R.N position & was paid an R.N salary ALL WHILE NOT BEING AN R.N! If thats not "masquerading" I dont know what is!!!!!!!!!!
    If you can't pass the state boards, you are not a licensed nurse and therefore not entitled to use the title, or collect the salary. And to continue her "masquerade" she had to falsify every single piece of paperwork that passed though her hands since you are required to put your license number on all patient records and all correspondence.

    So is this woman saying that if I want to practice law or medicine without a license, and if I can get a job doing so and collect a salary, then it's ok?

    She doesn't have a license, which means she either didn't take the test, or failed the test. Not exactly someone I would want dispensing medication, or doing procedures on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KAE View Post
    The page linked to in the original post is not there anymore.
    I did find this article however:

    http://www.kspr.com/news/64756232.html



    How are the words "pretended" and "impersonating" different from "masquerading" ?
    There is no difference. Seems to me that the attorney should have other issues to deal with rather than harassing someone who has posted accurate info on their blog. I wonder if a complaint can be filed against this attorney?

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    http://www.kspr.com/news/local/65075572.html

    this article shows the non-nurse and gives her explination of how it all happened.

    VB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride View Post
    http://www.kspr.com/news/local/65075572.html

    this article shows the non-nurse and gives her explination of how it all happened.

    VB
    Her explanation is ,big surprise,ridiculous! She knew from the word go what she was doing was wrong,wrong,wrong (I mean they do teach ethics & law in Nursing School!) & theres nothing she could say or do to prove otherwise IMO!

    I wouldnt be surprised,however,if the comments left after the article turned out to be true........Posters are claiming fellow employees knew she wasnt an R.N(she graduated Nursing school but failed the NCLEX)& did nothing & this probably would have continued had it not been for the internal audit in preparation for JACHO inspection.The HR director & her direct supervisor have either quit or were fired & before filing the police report the hospital supposedly contacted their lawyers..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by KAE View Post
    The page linked to in the original post is not there anymore.



    How are the words "pretended" and "impersonating" different from "masquerading" ?
    I'm sorry the correct link is here:

    http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2009/10/taney-county-woman-charged-with_20.html
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