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The Case of the Nurse and the 'Stolen' Scrubs



Having taken home a pair of scrubs might cost a nursing student her career. The matter brings up larger questions about honesty and ethics in nursing.



6 comments on "The Case of the Nurse and the 'Stolen' Scrubs"
Unknown (7/1/2013 at 8:47 PM)

I personally know this woman and have worked beside her for quite awhile. There is no integrity with her, and the story of the stolen scrubs shows perhaps one of the greatest examples of her vast extent of manipulation she imposes to get whatever she wants. These behaviors of hers not only have effect her work life, as she has been fired from at least two jobs for stealing there, but also within her personal life. Anyone who truly knows the character of Ms. Stickney should not be surprised and maybe somewhat grateful that she will change her narcissistic and impure motivated manipulations. Regardless of who she is, any 30 year old student should morally and intellectually know the wrongs she had done.
Patricia Gonzales (1/3/2013 at 12:04 PM)

I have worked in the academic setting for 18yrs. Every year at the end of senior residency, multiple items turn up "missing", even a hard drive from a hospital computer. Can we prosecute them as well, please.
Terri (12/29/2012 at 7:14 PM)

It simply boils down to a matter of trust. She stole the scrubs and it is a tell all to her overall character.
Wendy (12/22/2012 at 8:31 AM)

Cathy, you are absolutely right. This student willfully stole items from the hospital. This absolutely does speak to the character of this individual.
Cathy (12/21/2012 at 9:38 AM)

I think you missed part of the story - she was not wearing them, she stuffed them in her jacket and took them after she was told not to. Hospitals loose thousands of dollars every year because someone took something that didn't belong to them, further pushing up the cost of healthcare. If you will lie about scrubs, you will lie about a medication error. It is a matter of trust
Tim (12/19/2012 at 11:11 AM)

How completely and utterly ridiculous. A worker can't go home in work clothes? What did they think she was going to do with them - wear them to a gala ball? - sell them on ebay? - pose as a nurse at another hospital to steal drugs? - seduce a boyfriend? The nurse administrator(s) are the ones that should be suspended [INVALID] for stupidity.