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Document Forensics: Evaluating and Verifying Nurse Credentials

      The use of fraudulent credentials continues to grow worldwide. The failure to prevent, detect, and eradicate fraudulent credentials in nursing has the potential to jeopardize patient safety and the integrity of the nursing profession. This article describes the process of forensic evaluation to determine whether documents are fraudulent or authentic.
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