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If you have any knowledge or information regarding the employment practices of the following individual(s), please contact the Board’s Enforcement Division immediately, at (512) 305-6838.


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Nursing Imposter: Demetrius Quvarious Nellum

Demetrius Quvarious Nellum

Published in the January 2014 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

Demetrius Quvarious Nellum secured employment as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) with several home care agencies in the Houston area and worked as a LVN without a license from December 2009 through January 2012.  Mr. Nellum claimed to have a license from the State of Mississippi, however the employers were unable to verify the licensure.  On February 2, 2012, Mr. Nellum submitted a LVN Texas Online Endorsement Application to the Board.  In his application, he provided false information regarding the NCLEX® which he indicated he took in Grenada, Mississippi and that he was licensed in Mississippi.  The Mississippi Board of Nursing verified that Mr. Nellum does not hold a license to practice vocational nursing in that state.  The case was referred to the Houston Police Department.

 

Nursing Imposter:: Brennan Robertson

Brennan Robertson

Published in the January 2014 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

On January 30, 2013, Brennan Robertson voluntarily surrendered his license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas.  On August 22, 2013, Brennan Robertson misrepresented himself as a registered nurse (RN) in that he gained access to a hospital in Austin, Texas, wearing a set of  scrubs from the facility and an identification badge representing himself as a RN in an unauthorized area. He was identified via video surveillance.  The case was referred to the Austin Police Department.

 

Nursing Imposter:Katina Maira Whitaker

Katina Maira Whitaker

Published in the January 2014 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

On August 21, 2013, Kitina Maira Whitaker submitted an electronic Application for Employment as a LVN to a hospital in Beaumont, Texas. On September 4, 2013, an interview was conducted.  During the interview, the interviewer attempted to verify her LVN license on the Board of Nursing website and was not able to verify licensure in Texas.  Ms. Whitaker insisted that she was currently licensed.  When Ms. Whitaker's previous employer was contacted, the prospective employer was told that Ms. Whitaker had not been employed as a nurse, but rather as a technician and ward clerk.

 


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