Top 7 crazy nursing news items of 2012


2. Don’t Lie on Your Résumé
Apparently, you can procure and use illegal drugs, work as a nurse with a suspended license and steal more than 10 grand in Australia and still just get sentenced to counseling. But if you fudge your qualifications on a job application in the UK, you go straight to the slammer. An NHS nurse was sentenced to 15 months behind bars in September for making wildly fictitious CV claims over the seven years he worked as a nurse in Great Britain. Afghan refugee Abdul Pirzada claimed to have worked for the UN and the French Red Cross, as well as having been a registered dentist in Pakistan. Getting the truth out of this guy has been like pulling teeth!

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