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Italy Nabs 70 Fake Nurses Who Bought Diplomas

Italy Nabs 70 Fake Nurses Who Bought Diplomas

AP

December 10, 2008

ROME—Italian police say they have arrested 70 nurses and hospital attendants who allegedly got jobs in hospitals by using fake medical diplomas.

Police in Naples say the suspects, some of whom had been practicing since 1975, bought the fake diplomas from an organized crime group for up to euro15,000 ($19,000). The suspects, who worked in Italy’s southern Calabria region, were placed under house arrest Wednesday.

The criminal organization provided brief training in basic skills such as taking patients’ blood pressure and giving injections. One of the people arrested allegedly passed along answers to a medical entrance exam so the suspects could cheat.

The investigation was launched after a doctor raised concerns about incompetent nurses.

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    Amazing.......................hey, how much do I have to pay to get through my last semester and become an RN??!! LMAO
    I hope these nurses are punished. Again, losers making us REAL nurses look bad.

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    kstiltner1

    over 5 years ago

    7170 comments

    WOW!!!!

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    healthcarefome

    over 5 years ago

    10 comments

    1975????!!!!!!!

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    adrienne2215

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Can you do sometimeof follow up. Were there indirect and direct bodily injuries. They should also arrest the organizational heads whom gave them their fake licenses. I beleilve this may be more world wide than in Italy.

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    smiles62

    over 5 years ago

    90 comments

    Background check is the key. I believe all of us who have passed our state boards and recieved licensure can have our ID checked via internet. God Bless the good doctor for raising concerns.

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    AbusyRN2go

    over 5 years ago

    13876 comments

    Interesting

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    sorry

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    LOL, just look at how many nurses that go to shcool and pass the boards with illegal paperwork. People that is here illegally can work as a nurse as long as they pass the boards. I also blame they place of employment for not checking these people status more often.Most of the injuries and med error happens when a person from another country is on duty.

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    lipgloss

    over 5 years ago

    8 comments

    This is sad do these people not know that nursing is unique an art that u cannot join you have to be born in this profession and have a love for people which means you have to have a respect for peoples lives are in your hands

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    enalial

    over 5 years ago

    10 comments

    that is very scary! they're playing with the patient's lives!...

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    Scary!

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    aggiegirl1989

    over 5 years ago

    154 comments

    OMG!!!!!

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