A Montreal woman has made the headlines today after it was uncovered that she had posed as a nurse in a hospital in Jonquière for over twenty years.\nFor many of us who get nervous about going to the hospital, this is a real-life nightmare. However, as the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (Order of Nurses of Quebec) (OIIQ), this is an "extremely rare" occurrence.\nThe woman was able to pose as a nurse by giving the permit number of another nurse in the region with the same name. Her ruse was discovered when she signed up for a training class and someone noticed that her age did not match the age on her permit.\nPrior to the discovery that she was in fact not a registered nurse, the woman practiced in a CIUSSS in Jonquière for over twenty years, notably working in the surgery department.\nLors de la Fête des professionnels organisée hier par la @FIQSante, notre président a eu l’occasion de rencontrer entre autres Mme Carole Grant, présidente de l’Ordre des inf. et inf. auxiliaires du Québec. pic.twitter.com/rTyqQCkAdk— OIIQ (@OIIQ) May 16, 2019\nImmediately after the discovery of the woman's deception, she was fired as the OIIQ completes an investigation.\nThe OIIQ stated in a press release that "verification mechanisms are put at the disposal of health establishments at all times, 24 hours a day, to verify whether or not someone is a member of the OIIQ."\nREAD ALSO: Toxic Smoke From "Out-Of-Control" Alberta Wildfires Visible Over Parts Of Quebec Today\nThe OIIQ went on to say in the tweet below that "the Code of professions' penal provision predicts that an illegal exercise and usurpation of the title of nurse can lead to fines."\n[Communiqué de presse] Exercice illégal de la profession et usurpation de titre d’infirmière : de rares cas devant lesquels nous devons faire preuve d’une extrême prudence https://t.co/UB3rRDvUoR— OIIQ (@OIIQ) May 31, 2019\n"Once the investigation is over, we will have more information regarding the situation."\nThis is not the first time that a person has been caught posing as a nurse. A Quebec man was just found guilty of 125 charges against him after posing as a nurse for 4 years.\nA woman in Quebec posed as a nurse at a CIUSSS in Jonquière for over twenty years, notably working in the surgery department. She was caught and quickly dismissed as the OIIQ investigate the situation.\nRead more about the woman and her accusations in French via the Journal Metro here.\nRead the press statement from the OIIQ here.