(Closed) name change in the nursing field

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@nursejp06: Glad to see a fellow bee in the nursing field 🙂 If I was you I would NOT use your maiden name when charting, but I don’t believe you would get in trouble for it. If you were called to testify in a lawsuit against the hospital, or for malpractice/negligence (( I wish that on no one , but it happens alot, and we have that malpractice ins. for a reason lol)) , you’re testimony may seem unreliable if you didn’t even use your legal name on your charting.

Post # 5
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Actually, you need to use the name they have you under at work. It actually looks more suspicious in the case of testimony issues to be charting under a name your work does not have on record. Besides, if you are changing your SSN now, it would be best to have your forms match that. Plus you need to chart by what your nursing license states. All it took for me to change my name on my nursing license was an email to the board.

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well technically you don’t have to change your name at all…i’d just keep it until the actual wedding since you don’t want anyone knowing you’re married.

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